The aim of the U.S. Constitution is to establish a system of government that would provide citizens with the capability needed in working towards the ideal of “a more perfect union.”
An ideal is a standard of perfection that you can strive for but never achieve. Reducing variation from the ideal is the key to excellent quality.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
This page (which will likely lead to a new website) was inspired by our Brown County School’s – “We the People” Team. The Team consists of students from the Junior High School who are a five-time defending State Championship Team in the study and interpretation of the US Constitution.
“In the past 10 years, Brown County Junior High School has won six We the People state championships, two national runner-up titles and two national championships.” They were the National Runner-up Team in 2015 after being the National Champions in 2013 and 2014.
Dec 17, 2019. ‘You’re all winners’: We the People places third at state By Suzannah Couch
Dec 17, 2019. SUPERINTENDENT’S CORNER: Team’s knowledge advances ‘a more perfect union’ By Laura Hammack
Dec 4, 2018. SUPERINTENDENT’S CORNER: We the People make Brown County proud In case you aren’t familiar with this program, a team of our eighth-grade students at Brown County Junior High School are led under the expert leadership of social studies teacher, Mr. Michael Potts, through a comprehensive curriculum, “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.”
The units of study for which students prepare are as follows:
- Unit 1: What were the founders’ basic ideas about government?
- Unit 2: What shaped the founders’ thinking about government?
- Unit 3: What happened at the Philadelphia Convention?
- Unit 4: How was the Constitution used to establish our government?
- Unit 5: How does the Constitution protect our basic rights?
- Unit 6: What are the responsibilities of citizens?