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.
As a class project, students work together to identify and study a public policy issue, eventually developing an action plan to engage support for their policy proposal. 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.
- Project Citizen is practiced in 65 Countries around the world!
- The Project Citizen curriculum includes Biology, Science, Math, Art, English and Social Studies to bring real-life applications to the classroom.
- In this unique program, teachers step out of lecture-mode and become facilitators to self-directed learning.
Project Citizen Correlates Well With Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
- Level 1 and Correlation to Common Core Standards for Literacy in History Grade 6-8
- Level 2 and Correlation to Common Core Standards for Literacy in History – High School
Project Citizen Assists In Meeting the NH Curriculum Frameworks For Social Studies
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If you are interested in using this program in the classroom, please reach out to the NH Bar Association through our contact us page for curriculum materials.
Project Citizen Information & Resources
Program support from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s Advancement of Justice Restricted Fund, Richard P. Dunfey Fund & Advancement of Justice Fund