The Constitution Works is a civic education program designed to reconnect young people with our country's democratic principles and practices.
TCW brings the central issues of democracy and government into schools' social studies programs. Our curriculum materials introduce the branches of government through the study of contemporary issues. Each unit provides the facts of a given case, applicable Constitutional provisions and information about relevant Supreme Court precedent. Teacher workshops and staff development seminars familiarize educators with TCW.s purpose and activities while engaging them in innovative instructional and learning strategies.
Through active role-playing, students grapple with constitutional questions as part of the challenge of taking on the roles of judicial, legislative and executive professionals. At the same time, they nurture skills essential to their academic success and civic enrichment.
Our after-school law related mentoring program, Constitution Workers, partners high school students with attorneys from public and private sectors for an intensive study of constitutional law.