Center for Civic Education

Center for Civic Education
Lessons program for U.S. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

The mission of the Center for Civic Education (Civiced), a non profit educational corporation, is aimed at promoting a responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries. As part of the program, “We the people: the Citizen and the Constitution”, offered by the Center for Civic Education in collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators, it provides lessons for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The program offers lesson plans about the Constitution designed for 6 education levels, from kindergarten to grades 11 and 12. Critical thinking exercises, problem-solving activities, and cooperative learning techniques help develop intellectual and participatory skills while increasing students understanding of the institutions of American constitutional democracy. Each lesson includes discussion topics, exercises, notes for teachers, activities for students. The website includes also several papers and speeches related to political and democratic issues, which are freely downloadable usually in pdf format. Contents, lessons and resources are free and open to the general public, also providing frequent updates.

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