Democracy, civics and active participation in the community are not things with which we are born — they must be learned. Which is why Classroom Law Project brings vital and engaging civics and law-related education programs into Oregon schools, teaching students at all grade levels the values and skills essential to being a participating citizen in our democracy. Each year, our innovative, timely, practical and fun programs involve and inspire over 400 teachers and 24,000 students from 250 schools in 75 Oregon communities.
Grant Constitution Team Finishes First in the Nation!
Congratulations Grant High School Constitution Team for your outstanding performance at the We the People National Championship! For the second year in a row, Oregon Constitution teams have claimed first place in the nation! Read more in this Oregon Live article.
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Project Citizen & Mock Trial Workshop in LaGrande
Saturday, April 20, 2013 – Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande
This workshop will feature two of Classroom Law Project’s top programs: Project Citizen and Mock Trial. Both can be done in upper elementary through high school and both teach the skills found in the Common Core State Standards. If you want to inspire your students to participate in their local government and enable them to think critically and speak confidentially, then this workshop is for you!
Governor Ted Kulongoski is the 2013 Legal Citizen of the Year
Join Classroom Law Project in honoring Governor Kulongoski at the 2013 Legal Citizen Dinner. Learn more here
Congratulations to St. Mary’s Academy, the 2013 Mock Trial State Champions!
Click here to read more about the event and view photos from the Mock Trial State Competition.
Congratulations to Grant High School, the 2013 We the People State Champions!
Click here to view photos from the We the People State Competition, and to read more about the We the People program.
2011-12 CLP Annual Report Now Online
Click here to view Classroom Law Project’s 2011/12 Annual Report.
Announcing the Classroom Law Project’s New Video
iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.
- GAMES – Specifically designed for classroom use, these games are fun, engaging, and aligned with state standards.
- LESSON PLANS – Written by master teachers, the lessons reinforce and expand on the games.
- INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES – Interactive features such as a message board, recognition of student service, and competitions further engage students to create their own civic ideas and projects.
- MORE TO COME – iCivics is currently developing additional games, lesson plans, and interactive activities that incorporate topics including: Balance of Power, Foundations of Government, and Civic Engagement.
Learn more at www.icivics.org.
SPECIAL REPORT: Civic Skills and Federal Policy
On April 29, 2010, scholars, civic leaders, and federal officials met in Washington to develop a federal policy agenda for civic skills. The conference was convened by CIRCLE at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. It was co-sponsored by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy (SOND).
Click here to read the full report.
Court Tour Guide, Mock Trial Coach, We the People Judge…CLP is always looking for a few good women and men to make our programs as valuable as possible for the thousands of teachers and students we work with every year.
Whether you are an attorney or not, if you have an hour to spare or all the time in the world, we would love to hear from you!
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