MCCE Programs

MCCE offers programs for teachers, students and members of the community that reflect best practices in civic and law-related education and provide experiences that are relevant, rigorous, and connected to real life experiences.

MiCivics Coalition

The MiCivics Coalition is an emerging group of committed individuals and organizations working to enhance the civic culture and civic education opportunities in Michigan.

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Mock Trial

Mock Trials are exciting activities to teach content and appreciation of our adversarial judicial system. They are designed to reenact much of what might take place in a trial court. Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete against each other in real courtrooms in front of real judges and lawyers.

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National Mock Trial Championship in Michigan!  May 4-7, 2022

Elevate and celebrate Michigan’s civics and law related education communities May 6-8, 2021. The Mock Trial Championship will be held in Michigan for the first time. Join us to honor and celebrate these students, coaches, and the legal community.

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We The People

We have directed the “We the People…the Citizen and the Constitution” program in Michigan since the program began in 1987 as a special program to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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James Madison Legacy Project

We invite you to join a premier group of secondary teachers in a professional learning opportunity focused on the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program.

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Project Citizen

The Michigan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) is dedicated to conducting programs that give students the opportunity to practice the skills of citizenship. Project Citizen is one of those programs.

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We serve as the Michigan coordinator for iCivics, a program developed as a result of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s recognition of both the vital need for civic education and a new way to reach America’s students.

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Civil Conversations

We are pleased to be part of Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy—A National Dialogue, a nationwide initiative of the American Bar Association Division for Public Education (ABA).

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Law Day

Every year, the American Bar Association celebrates a crucial theme in law and society. Reflect on:

the 2019 theme – Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

the 2020 celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

the 2021 theme – Advancing the Rule of Law Now

the 2022 theme – Toward a More Perfect Union

Stay tuned for the 2023 theme!

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Educating For Citizenship

MCCE is partnering with the Michigan Council for the Social Studies, Michigan Council on Economic Education, and the Michigan Geographic Alliance to present the Joint Social Studies Conference.

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The Civitas: International Civic Education Exchange Program partners civic education centers in the United States with civic education organizations in new and emerging democracies.

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