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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.

Want to learn how to help your students build a quality portfolio?
Check out this interactive Project Citizen portfolio on the Center for Civic Education's website.
 








Project Citizen Correlates Well With Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Check the correlation to see how the program fits well with the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and assists you in meeting social studies objectives:
 
Level 1                •Level 2
 
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.  Click on the "Project Citizen" Logo above for more information about this wonderful "hands on" program.

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. Participants are encouraged to enter their portfolios in the state showcase held each year in May at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH. One portfolio receiving the highest rating at the state showcase will go on to be evaluated at the National Showcase, held each year at the Center for Civic Education, Woodland Hills, CA.

View this PowerPoint presentaton in PDF format (257Kb, 22 pages) to learn more about the Project Citizen program.

What is Public Policy?

District Coordinators
District I
Amy Vandersall
Exeter
603-395-2527

District II
Laura Dwyer
Alton 
 

 
We the People: Project Citizen Textbooks
Available at the Center for Civic Education Online Store.
  Project Citizen - Level 1
(Suggested grades 5-8)
$230 plus S&H

Project Citizen - Level 2
(Suggested grades 9-12+)
$295 plus S&H

Proyecto Ciudadano
Spanish version of Level 1
$230 plus S&H

Teachers
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 603-224-6942, ext. 3259. Get the School Sign-Up Form. Additional information can be found on the  Center for Civic Education website.
 

Project Citizen Correlates Well With NH Social Studies Frameworks
Check the correlation to see how the program fits well with the NH Frameworks and assists you in meeting social studies objectives.
 

Volunteers
The next Project Citizen showcase will be held in May 2013.  Volunteers will be needed to act as judges of the portfolios. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out and send in the volunteer form, or to get more information on this program, please e-mail Law Related Education Coordinator, Robin E. Knippers or call her at 603-224-6942, ext. 3259. 
 
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/.
 




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