Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Students Demonstrate their Constitutional Knowledge in the 2011 D.C. We the People High School Competition

On January 28, 2011, over 100 students from around the District competed in the 2011 D.C. We the People High School Competition, held at the Georgetown University Law Center, impressing the judges with their display of constitutional knowledge and understanding.

While each student who participated in the We the People program is a winner, only one team can go on to represent the District at this year's National Finals. Congratulations go to the Capitol Hill campus of Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School, for capturing the citywide title for the second consecutive year! Best of luck at the 2011 We the People National Finals!

Cesar Chavez PCS - Capitol Hill Team
1st Place

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

MLK's Legacy in the Washington Post

Two 2010 DC We the People alumni were featured in yesterday's Washington Post story on MLK's legacy. Kudos to Chavez grads Jason Allen and Marco Gomez-Camarena for their work on this forthcoming documentary. Read the article with pictures at http://wapo.st/mlkstreets and view the trailer here:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

2010-11 School-wide We the People Simulated Congressional Hearings

SCHs 2009Students around the District are working hard to prepare for the 2010-2011 We the People school-based competitions!  Because each middle or high school can only send one class as a team to the 2011 DC We the People city-wide middle or high school competitions, we need your help to decide who will go from each participating school this year. 

Please join us as a volunteer or special guest for any of these events:

Thursday, November 18 - KIPP DC: KEY Academy's 5th Annual
Thursday, January 13 - Cesar Chavez Parkside Middle School
Friday, January 14 - Cesar Chavez Parkside High School
Friday, January 14 - Cesar Chavez Capitol Hill High School
Wednesday and Thursday, January 19-20 - Stuart-Hobson Middle School
Thursday, February 10 - The SEED School of Washington DC
TBD - St. John's College High School
TBD - National Cathedral School
TBD - Maya Angelou Middle School, Evans Campus

A number of volunteers are needed to make these competitions a success, so please consider serving as a judge, facilitator, or timer. Once you have decided to join us as a guest or volunteer, please complete the online school-based competition Volunteer/Guest Form to register.

Friday, October 22, 2010

October 29: Join Your DC Colleagues for a Social Studies Teachers Social!

DCGA Social Studies Social (flyer download)

And when you RSVP for this, be sure to join the D.C. Geographic Alliance at dcga.org! It's free and it only takes a minute. They've got great workshops, events, and resources for teachers in the District. You can also find their page here on Facebook.