Saturday, July 21, 2018

James Madison Legacy Project

James Madison Legacy Project

The Center for Civic Education has received a three-year grant of $16,790,755 from the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program of the U.S. Department of Education. This grant supports the James Madison Legacy Project (JMLP), which is a nationwide professional development project addressing the well-recognized need for the improvement of teaching civics and government in our nation's schools. 

The funds help the Indiana Bar Foundation increase the number of highly effective middle and high school teachers of high-needs students through professional development and the implementation of the We the People program in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Teachers agree to the following:

  • Attend 52 hours of scheduled in-service professional development
  • Infuse 40 hours of the We the People program into your social studies curriculum
  • Participate in the evaluation of the project by:
    • Administering a pre and post-test to class(es) involved in the project
    • Taking a pre and post-test as the instructor
  • Involve students in a simulated congressional hearing as a culminating activity
  • Provide anecdotal data from class(es) and students
  • Participate in a professional learning community

In exchange, JMLP teachers will receive a $500 stipend, 52 hours of professional development, a complimentary classroom set of We the People textbooks, and sub-pay as needed.

For more information, contact Lily Lawson at or (317) 269-2415.


Indiana Bar Foundation

615 N. Alabama St. #122
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 269-2415



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