The Missouri Bar Citizen Education Program, through the support of its members and with exceptional support from The Missouri Bar Foundation, provides extensive support for classroom learning about the law, the legal system, and the courts. From lesson plans to teacher workshops, The Missouri Bar is committed to helping teachers throughout Missouri understand and explain the law. The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education program will come to public, private and parochial schools to do an in-service for teachers on a variety of law related education, civics and government topics. One of the most popular programs is an in-service on how to effectively prepare students for the end-of-course test in American Government. The workshops are offered at no costs.

Teaching the Missouri Constitution

Teaching the Missouri Constitution

A firm understanding of the Missouri Constitution is important for all students in the state. The Missouri Bar provides free resources to help educators teach about the constitution and its impact on citizens.

Constitution Day

The Missouri Bar and HEC-TV in St. Louis are partners in producing an interactive Constitution Day Program for students in Grades 7-12. The 2011 program on the presidency won a Telly Award. As this year is the 50th anniversary of the Miranda v. Arizona case, the 2016 program focuses on impact this case has had on the due process rights of arrestees. For more information on how to be part of this free program in the future, please contact Millie Aulbur, Director of Citizenship Education for The Missouri Bar, at milliea@mobar.org. Study guides and broadcasts for previous programs are available online.

Constitution Day
Educational Programs

Educational Programs

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program sponsors workshops for teachers, coordinates lawyer resources for classrooms, and publishes and distributes a variety of citizenship education materials, most of which are now online. Our programs include:

Missouri teachers should also consider outside programs, including the following:

 

Lesson Plans

The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program develops lesson plans on series of topics for American Government teachers. The lesson plans cover issues on civil law, Fourth Amendment, juvenile justice in Missouri, the role and power of American president, the Constitution and other areas of law.

Lesson Plans
Educational Partners

Educational Partners

The Missouri Bar partners with many civic education groups, such as the YMCA Youth in Government program, KIDS Voting Missouri and 4-H. In addition, the state bar also serves as the state coordinator for iCivics, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s civic education program.

Awards

The Missouri Bar Advisory Committee for Citizenship Education (ACCE) established awards to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals, teachers, administrators and schools to citizenship education efforts in Missouri. Learn more about the awards, eligibility and application here.

Awards
Civics Education Resources

Civics Education Resources

A list of civics education resources to help teachers prepare history, politics, government and other classes.

Contact the Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education

The Missouri Bar Advisory Committee for Citizenship Education (A.C.C.E.) oversees The Missouri Bar’s Citizenship Education program. The committee is unique in that it is the only Missouri Bar committee comprised of both lawyers and non-lawyers. The committee includes lawyers, civic teachers, administrators of other civic programs and civic organizations, and representatives from state government agencies. Members are appointed by The Missouri Bar president.

Contact Us

Millie Aulbur 
Director of Citizenship Education
The Missouri Bar
PO Box 119 
Jefferson City, MO  65102
(573) 638-2250
milliea@mobar.org

Contact the Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education
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