Constitution 101 evolved from a foundation of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program, which encourages civic competence and responsibility among the nations upper elementary and secondary students.
Constitution 101 is a six-week course that meets every Wednesday for six weeks beginning February 22, 2017 ending March 29, 2017. Each weekly class is two hours in length and offers local citizens 18 and older an opportunity to become well-versed in the philosophical principles and ideas of government and the U.S. Constitution. Adults seeking information about and education on government, the Constitution and Bill of Rights are encouraged to participate.
Students will receive a copy We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution textbook, a course binder and an American Legacy Pocket Constitution booklet.
Robert Leming, National Director of the We the People Program and Graduate Studies Professor at Kansas State University.
Week 1 (Feb. 22): What Are the Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System?
Week 2 (Mar. 1): How Did the Framers Create the Constitution?
Week 3 (Mar. 8) How Has the Constitution Been Changed to Further the Ideals Contained in the Declaration of Independence?
Week 4 (Mar. 15): How Have the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices?
Week 5 (Mar. 22): What Rights Does the Bill of Rights Protect?
Week 6 (Mar. 29): What Challenges Might Face American Constitutional Democracy in the Twenty-first Century?
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
- INDIANA BAR FOUNDATION
- CENTER FOR CIVIC EDUCATION
- CITY OF FISHERS
- CECILIA COBLE
- SCOTT & BRENDA BERKEL