We the People

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is a program of the Center for Civic Education in Calabasas, CA. It is coordinated by the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies in Pennsylvania. We the People student texts include critical thinking exercises, problem solving activities and cooperative learning techniques and may be used to supplement U.S. history as well as ESL.

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

A FREE Five-Day Summer Institute and fall follow-up program of Professional Development for upper elementary teachers

Sunday, July 16, 2023 through Friday, July 21, 2023
at
The National Conference Center         
East Windsor, NJ  

The New Jersey Center for Civic Education and the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies are offering a FREE five-day summer institute, with a two-day follow-up meeting in the fall, for upper elementary teachers (grades 3-5) from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Participating teachers will gain background knowledge and understanding about the American system of government, as well as resources and teaching strategies for promoting civic competence and responsibility among upper elementary students. The content may be integrated into a U.S. history, civics or English language class.

Participating teachers will receive certificates for fifty hours of professional development as well as free classroom sets of We the People student textbooks. The Summer Institute will be held from Sunday afternoon, July 16, through Friday afternoon, July 21, at the National Conference Center in East Windsor, NJ. A two-day fall follow-up workshop will take place in Philadelphia in the fall.

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is a program of the Center for Civic Education in Calabasas, CA. It is coordinated by the New Jersey Center for Civic Education, in New Jersey, and the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies in Pennsylvania. We the People student texts include critical thinking exercises, problem solving activities and cooperative learning techniques and may be used to supplement U.S. history as well as ESL.

Teachers who implement the program in their classroom during the 2023-24 school year and participate in a research survey will receive a $500 stipend.

The application deadline is May 15, 2023. But don’t wait! The program can only accommodate 25 teachers. To apply, complete the attached form. | Download or View Form .docx

For questions, contact David Keller Trevaskis at [email protected] or 717-571-7414.

We the People PA is a program of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies.