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Prepare for the spring semester with resources from The Missouri Bar

The Missouri Bar’s mission is to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice, and the law on behalf of the public. This mission drives the goal of ensuring that all Missourians have access to ongoing civics education.  

The Missouri Bar Civics Education department offers a wide variety of resources to help teachers educate their students on government and Missouri law. Below are the top teacher resources available at MissouriLawyersHelp.org/Educational-Resources to help you in your classroom. 

Free American Government lesson plans 

Earlier this year, The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Department partnered with Missouri teachers to create over 50 lesson plans to share with other teachers at no cost. The lesson plans are spread across six units and cover various topics related to American Government. 

The lesson plans were created to help teachers educate their students and inspire them to think critically and creatively, even when they don’t have the time or resources to develop robust lessons themselves. There are currently five units published at MissouriLawyersHelp.org/FreeMOLessonPlans that have already been helping teachers inspire their students about American Government.  

Show Me the Constitution 

The Missouri Bar’s Show Me the Constitution competition offers high school students across the state the opportunity to gain firsthand experience with civic discourse and today’s complex constitutional questions. 

During the competition, teams of students take on the role of experts testifying about constitutional issues before a congressional committee, composed of three judges. The format brings constitutional principles to life while developing critical thinking and civil debate skills. 

The 2024 Show Me the Constitution Competition will be held April 8, 2024, in Columbia. Click here to learn more about the program and view this year’s questions. 

Civics Education Resources 

The Civics Education department has compiled a list of resources to help you better educate your students. These resources are used by teachers across the state to help with creating thoughtful and engaging lessons to inspire their students about civics.  

Resources include: 

Click here to view the full list of resources.