Posted Date: 12/01/2023
Homestead is proud to announce that our We the People Team has won the Northeast Regional Championship.
The Citizen and the Constitution is an instructional program for high, middle, and elementary school students which teaches the history and principles of the American constitutional democracy while enhancing students’ understanding of government.
Students discover the contemporary relevance of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The program is based on materials developed by the Center for Civic Education and is nationally acclaimed by educators.
We the People is aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards for Social Studies and English Language Arts and has a built-in authentic performance assessment: simulated congressional hearings.
While enrolled in the course at Homestead, students have the opportunity to evaluate, take, and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues.
The semester concludes with students participating in simulated hearings where they demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles.
Each member of the We the People team is assigned a unit topic to research. They prepare a presentation and compete against teams from other high schools.
The teams are evaluated based on their knowledge of the content and their ability to answer questions from a panel of distinguished judges, professors, and lawyers.
Homestead's Unit 1 and Unit 4 groups received special Recognition of Excellence Unit Awards as part of the team's victory at Regionals.
Congratulations to all and good luck at the state competition on December 13th.