Abstract: This workshop will guide instructors on how to contextualize social studies content (particularly civics & government) found on the Social Studies GED® test and connect that content with critical reading skills. It will begin with a model lesson using the essential question found in the title of the workshop: Who are “We the People?" The workshop will provide activities and texts adaptable and suitable for a variety of reading levels. It will model and encourage Freirian methods of instruction that stress student-led activities that increase critical thinking and contextualized learning. It will review and utilize adult learning principles.