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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution?
Who created the curriculum and where are they?
The trainings are free and the curriculum is free. Where do the funds come from?
What do teachers like most about the curriculum?
What do students like most about the curriculum?
What classes can the curriculum be taught in?
What costs are associated with implementing this program? 

State and Congressional District Coordinators:

What does a state coordinator do? 
Who is the state coordinator for South Carolina?
What is a congressional district coordinator?
How does a teacher know which congressional district their school falls under?
What does a congressional district coordinator do?

Professional Developments:

What are professional developments?
Can a school district or a school request on-site professional development trainings?
Do teachers receive credit for professional development?
Where are professional developments held?
When are professional developments held?
How do you promote a professional development training?
How does a teacher sign up to be on the list serv to receive training announcements?
Is there a registration fee to attend a professional development?
Does the SC Bar cover expenses for substitutes?
What do attendees receive at a professional development training?
Are there summer institutes on We the People?
Who can attend summer institutes?

Curriculum:

How is the curriculum distributed?
How long does it take to receive a classroom set of textbooks?
What levels are available in the curriculum?
How much is the curriculum?
Is there a teachers edition to compliment the student textbook?
Can teachers get a replacement set of curriculum with each new school year?
Do tests come with the free set of curriculum?
How does a training attendee receive a classroom set of textbooks?
Can a teacher receive a classroom set if they are not teaching in the classroom?
If a teacher teaches multiple classes of We the People, can they get more than one set of the curriculum?
Can the curriculum be taught in a block schedule?
Is the curriculum used as a stand alone text or as a companion text?
Are there activities in the curriculum to use in the classroom?
Do the textbooks come in different languages other than English?
How long does it take for an attendee to receive their set of classroom textbooks?
Can a teacher purchase a classroom set of textbooks?
Can a teacher receive a classroom set of textbooks without attending a training?
If a teacher changes schools, do the textbooks stay at the school or go with the teacher?
What if a teacher changes states, can they still do We the People?
Is the curriculum at all the levels correlated to the state standards?
Why would a teacher want the curriculum correlated to the standards?
 
Correlations:

Is the curriculum at all the levels correlated to the state standards?
Why would a teacher want the curriculum correlated to the standards?
Can a teacher meet the state standards and still use this curriculum?

Mock Congressional Hearings:

What is a mock congressional hearing?
What does a mock congressional hearing at a statewide competition look like?
How is the mock congressional hearing judged?
Who qualifies to enter a mock congressional hearing?
How do schools who cannot travel to a showcase still participate?
Are there regional mock congressional hearing competitions or only a state competition?
Can a school use the curriculum and not participate in a mock congressional hearing competition?
What grades participate in the mock congressional hearing competition?
Where and when is the statewide mock congressional hearing competition held?
How and when does a school apply to participate in the mock congressional hearing competition?
What does the teacher and class do to prepare for participation in the mock congressional hearing competition?
Tentative schedule, Jefferson High School
Is there a national mock congressional hearing competition?
How does a school advance to a national showcase?
Is there any financial assistance available for the team that advances to the national competition?

Legislative Contacts:

How do I find the legislative contacts for my state?
What is America's Legislators Back to School Week?