The We the People program’s culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take, and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues. Each year the We the People national academic competition for high schools is held in Washington, D.C., in the spring culminating with a top-ten final round in hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. The student simulated hearing not only deepens student knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, it builds important 21st-century workplace skills, such as working cooperatively as a team, public speaking, managing conflict, and reaching consensus. We have been working dilligently since August in this program and we hope to be fully able to continue in this journey all the way to the National Finals.
Your donation will go toward our travel expenses which include, airfare, hotel, ground transportation, meals, and hopefully some tours around Washington.
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