News and Events

Championship Caliber Area mock trial team heading to nationals

07 May, 2015

If dedication to learning the intricacies of trial procedure is an indication of success, then the Ann Arbor Community High School Mock Trial team will be a formidable opponent when its members participate in the National Mock Trial Championship May 14-16, in Raleigh, N.C.  Approximately 50 teams are expected to participate.


Northville Montessori Students exhibit Civics Excellence

22 April, 2015

Under the guidance of teacher Keith Gall, students from Northville Montessori competed at the Third Annual We the People National Invitational April 17 - 21, 2015 on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.




Registration is now open for the 2015 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament

08 October, 2014

The Michigan Center for Civic Education announces that registration is now open for high schools to register for the 2015 Tournament. 


A Transformative Experience: Lamphere High School Teacher and Student Attend Constitution Day Celebration in Washington DC

29 September, 2014

Nichole Bontomasi and Michael Baker, teacher and student at Lamphere High School in Madison Heights, were selected to represent Michigan at the Civic Renewal Network’s Constitution Day Celebration on September 16-17, 2014.


Hillary Baker, East Kentwood High School, receives National Teacher of the Year Award

12 September, 2014

At its annual meeting in August, the American Lawyers Alliance awarded Hillary Baker with the 2014 High School Teacher of the Year Award.


Register Now for the Michigan Joint Social Studies Conference

10 September, 2014

The Michigan Center for Civic Education is partnering once again with the Michigan Council for the Social Studies, Michigan Council on Economic Education, and the Michigan Geographic Alliance to present the Joint Social Studies Conference.


CIRCLE Releases Findings from National Survey of Civics and Government Teachers

26 June, 2014

In 2013, with funding from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, CIRCLE surveyed a national sample of civics and U.S. government teachers which produced the report “All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement.” . 


'We the People' team finishes sixth in the nation

29 April, 2014

 The East Grand Rapids High School "We the People" team placed sixth in the nation. The competition ended April 28.


MCCE’s Resources, Programs, & Lessons

Educating for Citizenship

Educating for Citizenship is a conference for educators and community members that highlights best practices in law-related and civic education in Michigan and nationally.

Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award

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Mock Trial

A Mock Trial is designed to reenact much of what might take place in a trial court.  Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete against each other in real courtrooms in front of real judges and lawyers.

"[A] unique opportunity for young people to learn about the legal system..."

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