HarvardX Course

We the People: Civic Engagement in a Constitutional Democracy

In We the People: Civic Engagement in a Constitutional Democracy, you will gain a foundational knowledge of American constitutional democracy and understand how to encourage others to explore their own civic paths, while in parallel crafting your own civic voice and identity. You’ll learn about rights and responsibilities, constitutionalism, the philosophical foundations of democracy, and levers of change. This course is targeted towards adults, but touches on the same general topics as our 8th grade curriculum, and was developed in tandem with that work. It is built on more than ten years of academic research performed by the Democratic Knowledge Project team, as an initiative of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. The course is free, and open to all.