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We the People: Citizen and Constitution

The Missouri Bar serves as the state coordinator for We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, a nationally acclaimed constitutional study program for students in Grades 4-12 that promotes an understanding of the history and philosophy of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and an understanding of democracy and its institutions. Although there is no longer federal funding for the program, The Missouri Bar, through the generosity of the Young Lawyers Section of The Missouri Bar and The Missouri Bar Foundation, continues to support the program.

There are three levels of books:

Level 1 generally is for Grades 4-6.
Level 2 is generally for Grades 7-9.
Level 3 is for Grades 10-12.

The We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is fully aligned with Missouri’s standards, GLEs andCLEs and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) guidelines. (See alignment link.) Both the Center for Civic Education and The Missouri Bar provide professional development opportunities for We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.

Alignments

Level I (PDF) Level II (PDF) Level III (PDF)

Communication Arts Alignments

Level I (PDF) Level II (PDF)

Lesson Openers

Level I (PDF) Level II (PDF) Level III (PDF)

Congressional Hearing Resources

All of the congressional hearing questions and other hearing resources (score sheets, etc)  for all three levels—Levels I, II and III—may be found at the back of the teachers’ editions. In addition, The Missouri Bar has posted them here.

The Center for Civic Education also has resources on its website: http://www.civiced.org/wtp-the-program/hearings/hearing-questions and http://www.civiced.org/wtp-the-program/hearings/judges-resources.

What about follow-up questions?

  • For the Level I or II books, in the back of the teacher’s edition, there are both the questions and the suggested follow-ups.
  • For the Level III book, the questions are at the back of the teacher’s edition. There are no follow-ups provided.  The Missouri Bar has posted follow-ups for all three levels below.
Level I Follow-Up Questions Level II Questions (PDF) Level II Follow-Ups (PDF)
Level III Questions Level III Follow-Ups

Contact Millie Aulbur for additional information, milliea@mobar.org.

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