Category Archives: James Madison Legacy Project

The Missouri Bar welcomes Missouri teachers for final year of project

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program kicked off the third and final year of the James Madison Legacy Project with a summer institute held June 26-29 at The Missouri Bar Center in Jefferson City. Thirty-six teachers attended the four-day event, where four scholars presented on various philosophical, historical and constitutional issues: Professor David Robertson of

Do you know a Missouri high school teacher who would benefit from professional development on teaching American government basics?

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program is currently recruiting teachers for the third and final year of the James Madison Legacy Project. Participating teachers get over $1,000 in curricular materials, including a classroom set of the nationally acclaimed We the People books, and a $500 stipend after completing all of the testing and teaching requirement.

Westminster Christian Academy and Nixa High School students win state Constitution championships, money for schools

Westminster Christian Academy, We the People 2016-17 winner

More than 70 high school students from around the state met Monday in Columbia for The Missouri Bar’s annual We the People and Show Me the Constitution statewide simulated congressional hearing competitions. Students from Westminster Christian Academy in Town & Country were named state We the People champions. As title holder, they will represent Missouri at

Missouri teachers gather for summer institute

Dozens of Missouri teachers gathered June 27-29 at Columbia College to attend a James Madison Legacy Project training, coordinated by The Missouri Bar in conjunction with the Center for Civic Education. The program offers professional development for middle and high school educators, who are asked to teach their students using civics and government resources demonstrated

26 Missouri government teachers embark on professional development series

The James Madison Legacy Project kicked off Jan. 25 at The Missouri Bar Twenty-six teachers from across Missouri converged on The Missouri Bar Center Jan. 25-26 as part of the James Madison Legacy Project. The educators first attended The Missouri Bar “We the People” and the Constitution state competition where they watched three high school

The Missouri Bar hosts 2016 ‘We the People’ contest for high schoolers

Nixa High School team

Nixa High School wins state title; Joplin High School and Westminster Christian Academy advance to national competition  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Nearly 50 students representing three Missouri high schools today competed in The Missouri Bar-sponsored “We the People” statewide simulated congressional hearings held at The Missouri Bar Center in Jefferson City. Nixa High School won

Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program Awarded National Grant to Benefit Missouri Students, Teachers and Schools

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education program has been selected to take part in a national program that will benefit Missouri students, teachers and schools when it comes to civics education. The James Madison Legacy Project is a three-year, nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education that will: increase the number of highly effective teachers

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