We the People

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Global Affairs, History, Humanities, Language Arts, US Government Affairs

Scope:National

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The We the People program’s culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take, and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues. Teachers may engage their students in a noncompetitive simulated congressional hearing or a competitive hearing at some levels in certain states. Each year the We the People national academic competition is held in Washington, D.C., in the spring culminating with a top-ten final round in hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. In addition, a National Invitational event is held in Washington, D.C., allowing middle schools and high schools to have the same rich academic experience of presenting prepared statements on constitutional topics and responding to questions from adult judges.

Students prepare and present arguments on given civic topics before a simulated congressional panel at local, state, and national levels. Top scoring teams advance to the National Championship held in Washington DC.

See the competition website for full scoring rubrics.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.civiced.org/wtp-the-program

Managing Organization: Center for Civic Education

Contact:

cce@civiced.org
818-591-9321

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The We the People program’s culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take, and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues. Teachers may engage their students in a noncompetitive simulated congressional hearing or a competitive hearing at some levels in certain states. Each year the We the People national academic competition is held in Washington, D.C., in the spring culminating with a top-ten final round in hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. In addition, a National Invitational event is held in Washington, D.C., allowing middle schools and high schools to have the same rich academic experience of presenting prepared statements on constitutional topics and responding to questions from adult judges.

Process

Students prepare and present arguments on given civic topics before a simulated congressional panel at local, state, and national levels. Top scoring teams advance to the National Championship held in Washington DC.

Criteria

See the competition website for full scoring rubrics.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.civiced.org/wtp-the-program

Managing Organization: Center for Civic Education

Contact:

cce@civiced.org
818-591-9321

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.