We the People

We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution

We the People is an active learning curriculum designed to foster deeper understanding of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the institutions of government. The culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students testify before a panel, answering questions that demonstrate their knowledge and confidence.

This is a program you can build into your classroom teaching and at the high school level, it is an extracurricular competition. The competition engages classroom teams of students who testify before panels made up of volunteers from the legal, judicial, educational, and business community. The winner of the statewide competition goes on to compete in Washington, D.C. at the national We the People competition.

Check out this year’s State Competition Questions!

There are also other ways CLP can support We the People in your school or classroom. For additional resources, we recommend the Center for Civic Education, which founded the program.