Category Archives: Teachers

Students recognized for citizenship, legal knowledge

The Missouri Bar’s tradition of celebrating citizenship and legal education continued Monday as students from across the state gathered in Jefferson City for the 2018 Outstanding Citizenship and Law Day Awards. During the luncheon portion of the event, Missouri Bar Executive Director Sebrina Barrett and 2017-18 Missouri Bar President Morry Cole congratulated the recipients, as

Live broadcast focuses on Fair Housing Act, incorporates student voices

Legal experts looked at the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with fresh eyes during a live broadcast on HEC-TV Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Over the course of two hours, panelists discussed the history and context of the Fair Housing Act, as well as how it is carried out today, particularly in St. Louis. The broadcast,

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 Bar honors two with civic education awards

During The Missouri Bar Constitution Day Program, Sept. 16, 2016, in St. Louis, The Missouri Bar awarded two citizens for their continued contributions to civic and citizenship education in the state. Tim Gore of HEC-TV in St. Louis received the Warren H. Solomon Civic Virtue Award for his exemplary service to civic education. Gore has

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

Supreme Court of Missouri’s Civic Education Committee seeks competitors for 2016 ‘Constitution Project’

The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Committee on Civic Education is seeking applicants for The Constitution Project, a statewide competition for high school students that will be held during the fall 2016 semester and will culminate with championship rounds in Jefferson City. Winners are named at the team and individual level for each discipline, and the

Elementary students invited to participate in Law Day art contest

2016 Law Day Art Contest

In recognition of Law Day, May 1, 2016, The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section is sponsoring an art contest for Missouri elementary school students. This year’s theme celebrates the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The contest has two divisions: Kindergarten-Grade 2 and Grades 3-5. All mediums of art will be accepted, including pencil

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

Eight Missouri lawyers named 2016 Solomon Civic Virtue awardees

The Missouri Bar Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education recognized eight lawyers for their outstanding contributions to civic education during the Missouri “We the People” and the Constitution state finals held Monday, Jan. 25, in Jefferson City. Stephen Davis, of Arent Fox LLP in Clayton; Doug Hickel, of Summers Compton Wells LLC in St. Louis; Jason

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