Welcome to The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program website. The Missouri Bar, through the support of its members and with exceptional support from The Missouri Bar Foundation, provides extensive support for classroom learning about the law, the legal system, and the courts. From lesson plans to teacher workshops, The Missouri Bar is committed to helping teachers throughout Missouri understand and explain the law. The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education program will come to public, private and parochial schools to do an in-service for teachers on a variety of law related education, civics and government topics. One of the most popular programs is an in-service on how to effectively prepare students for the end-of-course test in American Government. The workshops are offered at no costs.
Resources for Teaching about Missouri’s Court System
“The Missouri Plan - A Model for the Nation” video is
available on the Nonpartisan Court Plan page of The Missouri Bar’s website: http://www.mobar.org/nonpartisancourtplan/
It is also published on The Missouri Bar’s two video social
media channels, YouTube and Vimeo. The links are below. The video may be viewed
at these links and can be easily shared using these platforms.
To share from YouTube, under the video you will see a tab
titled “Share,” to the left of the tab titled “About.” Click the “Share” tab
and select from three options. The first titled “Share this video” allows you
to select which social media channels (such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn)
you would like to share the video on and automatically opens a new window to
allow you to do this. The second feature is a great feature as it allows you to
“Embed” the video into your own website or blog. Choose the size you’d like and
then copy the code and paste this into the code on your website and it will
appear embedded as it is does on the Bar’s website. The final option of “Email”
allows you to share the video via email, but you must be logged in to your own
YouTube account to use this feature.
Vimeo offers many of the same share features through the
“Share” button on the top right portion of the video screen, but more
importantly, allows you to download the video with just one click. This is
great for those who would like to use it as a resource when presenting. You may
choose a high resolution HD version or more manageable sized SD version for
We also offer the video on DVD by request.
For a lesson plan on the Nonpartisan Court
Plan, please click here.
2014 Summer Institute Religious Liberties - Still Controversial in the 21st Century" June 23-25, 2014 Columbia College, Columbia MO
The Missouri Bar’s
Summer Institute for Educators has become our premiere citizenship education
event. The participants’ evaluations consistently rank this event as an
outstanding educational event. This year’s event on Religious Liberties
promises to be as interesting and stimulating as the our previous institutes.
June 26 - 27, 2014 - University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, MO (more information)
Up-Coming Events Elsewhere
Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society
Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court
Historical Society will sponsor two sessions of the annual Supreme Court Summer
Institute for Teachers, June 19-24 and June 26-July 1, 2014. The Institute is
open to secondary level social studies teachers and supervisors who will spend
six stimulating days on Capitol Hill and inside the Supreme Court learning
about the Court, its past and current cases, and how to teach about them from
top Supreme Court litigators and educators. We will also be in the Court
to hear the Justices announce the final decisions of the term and attend a
private reception at the Court. For full information and to apply online,
go to www.streetlaw.org/scsi_apply
under the "Registration Info" tab. The application deadline is March
Check out these materials and programs
Teaching Internet Safety
The Missouri Bar through its Leadership Academy Class of 2012 is proud to
present a comprehensive, interactive program on Internet safety. The Internet
is Forever tackles some of the major issues that young people (4th-6th
graders) need to consider in the cyber age -- privacy, cyber-bullying, leaving
a footprint, copyright infringement, etc. (Click here to learn more.)
Our in-service on preparing
students of the end-of-course American Government test is a huge hit with
teachers. We are constantly adding
materials. Book an in-service for our
school right now!
Mission Statement: The mission of The Missouri Bar Citizenship Education Program is to promote and encourage the education of all citizens for a lifetime of responsible citizenship through programs about the law, the Constitution and our system of government.
Due to the generosity of The Missouri BarFoundation , we are able to offer our programs
free-of-charge to public, private and parochial schools. For more information about programs and
materials, please e-mail Millie Aulbur, Director of Citizenship Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments? Suggestions? Click here to contact us
Paid for by The Missouri Bar Sebrina Barrett, Executive Director PO Box 119 Jefferson City, MO 65102