For the past 6 years, Trumbull High School's We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program, under the leadership of Social Studies Teacher Katie Boland, has won the We The People state championship title. With more than 28 million students and 75,000 educators who have participated in the Program since its inception in 1987, that's a tremendous feat. To up the ante, Boland, as her students call her, a recent Teacher of the Year, is inspiring her kids to learn about the constitution and government to hopefully take home the national title this year.
How does Katie Boland motivate her 24 students to learn about our country's constitution and freedom? Many say it's Ms.Boland's passion for the topic. She has a love for George Washington, the constitution, and all things government and her students play off of her. She has the ability to take her passion and share it with her students, which makes for success in the classroom, competitions, and in life.
Every year Civics First and the Center for Civic Education put on state and national level competitions, where thousands of students compete by presenting and answering constitutional based questions. This year the nationals are being held in the National Conference Center in Washington DC from April 21st to April 24th. Last year the team ranked 8th in the nation and this year their goal is to take the gold! Good luck to Ms. Boland and her class!
To find out more information on the We The People program, visit http://www.civicsfirstct.org. This video was produced by Tracy Chevrier and shot/edited by Johnny Perez. To see more videos like this, visit our YouTube channel and our Facebook page.