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August 2017

We the People Workshop

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop explores the acclaimed We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curriculum developed by the Center for Civic Education. Teachers will examine content, practice simulated hearings and discuss classroom implementation. Click here for more information about We the People curriculum. Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Location: Oregon State Bar, Tigard Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $25 non-refundable registration fee (includes all materials and lunch) Included: Included: PDU’s; coffee and pastries, lunch. Travel assistance for teachers driving more…

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Project Citizen Workshop

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For teachers of grades 5-12.  Project Citizen, a program co-sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, is a unique curriculum for upper elementary, middle and high school students, designed to promote responsible participation in local and state government. Students work together to identify a public policy issue in their community and develop an action plan for local government leaders to use in addressing the issue.  The work culminates with a class portfolio that can be part of a state and…

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September 2017

16th Annual Golf Tournament at the Reserve

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

  16TH ANNUAL CLASSROOM LAW PROJECT GOLF TOURNAMENT Friday, September 22 Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club Registration is open and tickets are available for purchase! Sponsorship opportunities are also available! Enjoy a wonderful day of golf, raffle prizes, and fun at the Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club. Proceeds go directly to providing vital and engaging civic and law-related education to teachers and students across Oregon. Registration begins at 8:30am. Shotgun start is at 9:30am. Lunch and awards ceremony will follow golf. Do…

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October 2017

We the People Book Club – Units 1 & 2

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Classroom Law Project for the We the People Book Club. This year's series of books will focus on current events and Constitutional principles (and loosely relate to the Units in the WTP text). Meetings bring teachers together to network, learn, and discuss a variety of topics. Leading book club discussions are the always insightful Susie Marcus and Shelley Larkins, the winning, inquisitive, and fun attorney coach from Grant HS's Con Team. There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required as space…

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December 2017

Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 The first Friday of each December is "Civic Education for Teachers" Day.  In honor of this state law, Classroom Law Project hosts a Civics Conference at the State Capitol in Salem for educators. Each year, teachers get an insider's view of the halls of Oregon government. From those who make laws to those who interpret them, this conference features officials from every branch. It is a day filled with everything you ever wanted to know about Oregon government from the mouths of…

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We the People Book Club – Unit 3

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Classroom Law Project for the We the People Book Club. This year's series of books will focus on current events and Constitutional principles (and loosely relate to the Units in the WTP text). Meetings bring teachers together to network, learn, and discuss a variety of topics. Leading book club discussions are the always insightful Susie Marcus and Shelley Larkins, the winning, inquisitive, and fun attorney coach from Grant HS's Con Team. There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required as space…

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MiniMock Trial

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MiniMock is a free, scrimmage-type event that gives students an opportunity to gain experience, try out new roles and skills, and encourage high schools to start a team. NEW THIS YEAR: Because demand exceeds capacity, Classroom Law Project will have a lottery to decide the 32 teams that will participate in the MiniMock event. Schools have six days to enter, and we will let you know which teams have been selected a couple days later. All teams have between October 2-7 to…

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January 2018

We the People High School Regional Competition

January 3, 2018 @ 4:00 am - 8:00 pm

Students demonstrate their understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take positions and ultimately defend those positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues during a simulated congressional hearing. Regional competitions in Portland and Eugene precede the state final, which determines the team that will represent Oregon at the national competition in Washington, D.C. Regional Competition, January 3, 2018 Lake Oswego High School (2501 Country Club Rd. Lake Oswego, OR 97034) For more information about We the People, click here.

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We the People High School State Competition

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Students demonstrate their understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take positions and ultimately defend those positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues during a simulated congressional hearing. Regional competitions in Portland and Eugene precede the state final, which determines the team that will represent Oregon at the national competition in Washington, D.C. State Competition, January 13, 2018  Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse (1000 S.W. Third Ave. Portland, OR 97204) – Open to the Public 10:00 am – First set…

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February 2018

We the People Book Club – Unit 4

February 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Classroom Law Project for the We the People Book Club. This year's series of books will focus on current events and Constitutional principles (and loosely relate to the Units in the WTP text). Meetings bring teachers together to network, learn, and discuss a variety of topics. Leading book club discussions are the always insightful Susie Marcus and Shelley Larkins, the winning, inquisitive, and fun attorney coach from Grant HS's Con Team. There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required as space…

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