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The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education is offering opportunities to enhance citizenship education

12/1/2017

The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) is offering the following to enhance citizenship education:

Looking for inquiry-based activity on the Ohio Constitution? 
The Ohio Center for Law-related Education invites teachers to learn about We the People, an inquiry-based program with an authentic assessment activity. Students will discover the contemporary relevance of both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program is based on materials developed by the Center for Civic Education and is nationally acclaimed by educators. We the Peo­ple is aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards for So­cial Stud­ies and Eng­lish Lan­guage Arts. Attend the We the People state competition on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Ohio Statehouse. At the competition, observers will have a chance to observe the program and talk with participating teachers. New this year is a specific question and lesson based on the Ohio Constitution. Interested teachers should contact Tim Kalgreen at tkalgreen@oclre.org or (614) 485-3515 for more information.   
 
Mock Trial registration deadline is near
Participating in this year’s High School Mock Trial competition? Be sure to register your team by Dec. 8. Late registrations will be accepted after that date based on availability and a $30 late fee. Click here for more details or to register or contact Cecilia Burford at cburford@oclre.org or (614) 485-3507
 
Go behind the scenes of state and local government at Ohio Government in Action
Registration is now open for the 2018 Ohio Government in Action Conference. It will be held Feb. 13 – 14 in Columbus. Highlights include arguments at the Supreme Court of Ohio, lunch with the justices, presentations from government officials and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ohio Statehouse. Click here to learn more and register. Direct questions to Ryan Suskey at rsuskey@oclre.org or (614)485-3506.