CREATE will host a one-hour PD session on Zoom with Tim Kalgreen of the Indiana Bar Foundation that is open to both teachers and students. The session will both inform teachers about curricula and support development of MCS middle and high school teams that will compete in Indiana We the People competitions.

The Citizen and the Constitution program for high, middle, and elementary school students teaches American constitutional democracy, the workings of government, and demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We the People competitions simulate congressional hearings and allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles. Students evaluate, take, and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues before a panel of judges. We the People is aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards for Social Studies and English Language Arts.

Muncie Community Schools teachers who participate in the session and complete a short survey will receive a $62.50 stipend.

The We the People program takes IDOE 8th Grade U.S. History standards and allows students to master them through the lens of our founding documents and philosophies such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers, and countless other writings by men and women who contributed to the conception and evolution of our country,” says Nathan Earle, a teacher at Northside Middle School and veteran of WTP competitions. “MCS has AMAZING students doing FANTASTIC work, and it is high time we show the world what the Northside Titans, Southside Panthers, and Muncie Central Bearcats have to offer.”

DATE: Wednesday, March 13
TIME: 4:15-5:15 p.m.
WHERE: On Zoom