We the People: Project Citizen promotes competent and responsible participation in state and local government. It actively engages students in learning how to monitor and influence public policy and encourages civic participation among students, their parents, and members of the community.
Project Citizen Correlates Well With Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
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As a class project, students work together to identify and study a public policy issue, eventually developing an action plan for implementing their policy. The final product is a portfolio displaying each group's work.
In a culminating activity, the class presents its portfolio in a simulated legislative hearing, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of how public policy is formulated. Teachers are encouraged to hold hearings in the classroom or community setting.
We the People:
Project Citizen Textbooks
Available at the Center for Civic Education Online Store
Project Citizen - Level 1
(Suggested grades 5-8)
$255 plus S&H
Project Citizen - Level 2
(Suggested grades 9-12+)
$295 plus S&H
Spanish version of Level 1
$255 plus S&H
If you are interested in using this program in the classroom, please e-mail Law Related Education Coordinator, Robin E. Knippers
for curriculum materials, or call her at 603-715-3259.
Additional information can be found on the Center for Civic Education website
Project Citizen in the Media
The World We Want
We are happy to report that the Project Citizen feature film documentary, "The World We Want", premiered in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, 2008 at the AFI Fest. The film received the Audience Award and has been the subject of several favorable reviews. For more information, visit theworldwewantfoundation.org
Project Citizen in the News
Canterbury Elementary School students practiced excellence in conveying their public policy to stop bullying at school. In a 'Mock Legislative Hearing' these students spoke about the importance of the public policy they researched while producing a Project Citizen portfolio titled "Bye, Bye Bystanders".