News and Events

East Grand Rapids High School takes We the People Crown

20 January, 2016

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East Grand Rapids High School, led by teacher Janice Yates, took first place at the 2016 Michigan We the People State Finals held January 8 at the Michigan Capitol Complex in Lansing.

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James Madison Legacy Project Professional Development Opportunity: Sign Up Now!

17 November, 2015

 

The Michigan Center for Civic Education seeks secondary social studies teachers looking for a new, effective way to teach the foundations of our government, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights. 

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Michigan Center for Civic Education Receives Funds to Support Professional Development

15 November, 2015

 The Michigan Center for Civic Education (MCCE) is pleased to announce that funds are available to provide free professional development for Michigan’s middle and high school teachers of civics, government, and U.S. History. 

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament

11 October, 2015

 The Michigan Center for Civic Education announces that registration is now open for high schools to register for the 2016 Tournament. 

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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.

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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.

 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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