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California We the People and Project Citizen is committed to delivering quality civic education professional development for teachers and curriculum to the students of California. It is aligned with the California History Social Science Framework. CAWTP operates with the Center for Civic education a national nonprofit that has developed innovative based curriculum and teacher support since 1987.

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The We the People program promotes civic competence and responsibility among the state’s upper elementary and secondary students. We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution focuses on the United States Constitution and its application. Students not only have to know the Constitution but be able to discuss its relevance, citing court cases and historical facts to support their assertions. It uses authentic assessment in the form of a simulated Congressional hearing and promoting civic discourse. Classes may choose to compete in a state wide competition, the winner of which competes at the National level in Washington D.C.
 


 
Project Citizen is an interdisciplinary curricular program for middle, secondary, and post-secondary students, youth organizations, and adult groups that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy. Students may choose to participate in a National Showcase.
 

 
We the People and Project Citizen help satisfy the criterion for the California State Seal of Civic engagement.
 

Upcoming professional development opportunities

June 18- June 23, 2023 • Hawai’i


We the People: Civics That Empowers All Students

Become part of the We the People network—a nationwide K-12 civic education professional development and implementation network, impacting more than 100,000 teachers and 30 million students since inception!
 

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CAWTP is a 501c3 nonprofit and depends on donations and grants to provide services.




We the People National Finals TOP TEN! In ascending order:

10. Arizona
9. California Wild Amador Valley
8. Connecticut
7. Washington
6. Oregon Wild
5. Wisconsin
4. Colorado
3. California Foothill
2. Oregon
1. Virginia

Congratulations!

to all the teams. It is such a huge amount of work. It warms my heart to see you all up there.A big shout out to Amador Valley (9th) Stacey Sklar, and Foothill (3rd) Graham McBride and Jeremy Detamore, our Pleasanton CA teams!

California We the People State Finals

February 3-4 • Sacramento, CA

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CAWTP Champions

Foothill High School
Coaches Graham McBride
& Jeremy Detamore

Foothill High School
Coaches Graham McBride
& Jeremy Detamore

Foothill High School
Coaches Graham McBride
& Jeremy Detamore

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CAWTP Wild Card

Amador Valley High School
Coach Stacey Sklar

Amador Valley High School
Coach Stacey Sklar

Amador Valley High School
Coach Stacey Sklar

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CAWTP Third Place

Centennial High School
Coach Joseph Biron

Centennial High School
Coach Joseph Biron

Centennial High School
Coach Joseph Biron

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Unit Awards

Unit 3
Coach Stacey Sklar

Unit 3
Coach Stacey Sklar

Unit 3
Coach Stacey Sklar

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Unit Awards

Unit 1
Coach Megan Leahy

Unit 1
Coach Megan Leahy

Unit 1
Coach Megan Leahy

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Unit Awards

Unit 5
Coach Nick Hernandez

Unit 5
Coach Nick Hernandez

Unit 5
Coach Nick Hernandez

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Unit Awards

Unit 3
Coach Joseph Biron

Unit 3
Coach Joseph Biron

Unit 3
Coach Joseph Biron

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Unit Awards

Unit 2
Coaches Graham McBride
& Jeremy Detamore

Unit 2
Coaches Graham McBride
& Jeremy Detamore

Unit 2
Coaches Graham McBride
& Jeremy Detamore

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Unit Awards

Unit 6
Coach John Hansen

Unit 6
Coach John Hansen

Unit 6
Coach John Hansen

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Unit Awards

Unit 2
Coach Angela Ward

Unit 2
Coach Angela Ward

Unit 2
Coach Angela Ward

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Shaw Family Service Award Winners

Juliana Jordon, Pacifica Christian
Laura Zhang, Arvin
Jimena Garcia, Arcadia
Bhargavi Gulia, Centennial
Annabelle Kim, Foothill
Vivian Tamayo, Golden Valley
Adam Frerich, Amador Valley

Juliana Jordon, Pacifica Christian
Laura Zhang, Arvin
Jimena Garcia, Arcadia
Bhargavi Gulia, Centennial
Annabelle Kim, Foothill
Vivian Tamayo, Golden Valley
Adam Frerich, Amador Valley

Juliana Jordon, Pacifica Christian
Laura Zhang, Arvin
Jimena Garcia, Arcadia
Bhargavi Gulia, Centennial
Annabelle Kim, Foothill
Vivian Tamayo, Golden Valley
Adam Frerich, Amador Valley

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California - We the People1 week ago
Do you know someone or organization that can help? We are about $5000 short of our $12,800 goal to help send High school teachers to a CEAS training this summer. Every penny goes toward students and teachers. Can you help? Do you know someone that might help? CA We the People is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for encouraging quality civic education. Please share! Donations may be made through VENMO @CAWTP or though our website:
California - We the People
California - We the People4 weeks ago
There has never been more a need for quality civic education. The Center for Civic Ed and CA We the People/Project Citizen have been recipients of a number of grants and we are so thankful for all of them. However they do not provide professional development for High School teachers. We are trying to raise funds to send a few high school teachers from this area to the institute this summer. The cost is about $3200 a teacher with the possibility of matching funds. Could you help? A donation of any amount is appreciated. Donations are accepted through our nonprofit VENMO account @CAWTP or through our website at www.cawtp.org. I am forever grateful.
California - We the People
California - We the People1 month ago
I join many others in saying how sad I am that Delaine Eastin passed today. I knew her from afar for many years and admired her commitment to education and the grit she showed in so many ways while advocating for children and teachers. Her comment that a budget is a statement of values has stuck with me. How right she was and I think about when doing the work I do. When I finally knew her personally I saw first hand how many people she mentored and how she always walked the talk. Her steadfast support of me in every endeavor touch me deeply. She spoke to our state We the People students a few years ago and I watched the faces of young women as she inspired them to aspire to great things. She is someone whose legacy is felt throughout the Bay Area and the state of California. She was courageous, involved, kind, and, as she would like to say, showed grit.

She walks among giants!
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California - We the People1 month ago
Today is the day we see ten teams from across the country compete in mock congressional hearings within walking distance of the Capitol. If only you could see what I am seeing today!Jeremy Detamore @Graham McBride Stacey Sklar @ Amador Valley High School Comp Civics Foothill We the People

These students and teachers have worked so hard not only to prepare for this moment but ALSO to continue to be participatory citizens in the truest sense.
They all have already won. More importantly when we support these programs we all win! Center for Civic Education David Haglund #civiced