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We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution (Level 2: Middle School) (Student Edition)

We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution (Level 2: Middle School) (Student Edition)

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About We the People

The We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program promotes civic competence and responsibility among the nation’s upper elementary and secondary students.

We the People complements the regular school curriculum by providing elementary, middle, and high school students with an innovative course of instruction on the history and principles of U.S. constitutional democracy. Print textbooks, enhanced ebooks, interactive strategies, supplemental content, and simulated congressional hearings, all make the curriculum exciting for both teachers and students.

The program enjoys active support from state bar associations and foundations, as well as other educational, business, and community organizations across the nation. Since its inception in 1987 as the principal education program of the federal Constitution’s bicentennial, more than 30 million students and 75,000 educators have participated in We the People.

Learn More

We the People is administered by the Center for Civic Education in partnership with a national network of state coordinators. The We the People website features a resource center and more information for teachers and students.

About the We the People Level 2 Student Book

We the People: The Citizens & the Constitution helps middle school students examine the philosophical foundation of American democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. We the People demonstrates how students can participate in and influence civic affairs and is aligned with state standards.

Now in its third edition, We the People focuses on civics, government, and active citizenship. The textbook, composed of 6 units and 30 lessons, uses critical-thinking exercises, and cooperative learning. The course culminates in a simulated congressional hearing to teach the history and principles of constitutional democracy.

As with all levels of We the People, the textbook is supported by an online student resource center.

About the Authors


  • Softcover

Number of Pages

  • 318

Suggested Reading Levels

  • This book is recommended for middle school students
  • Lexile Level: 900L
  • New Dale-Chall Grade Levels: 7-8

Edition and Year of Publication

  • Third Edition
  • 2017
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