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Free Project Citizen Professional Development

Images of one of our past no cost Project Citizen professional Development.

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.


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

Project Citizen: NH State Showcase

What Is Public Policy?

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Program support from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation’s Advancement of Justice Restricted Fund, Richard P. Dunfey Fund & Advancement of Justice Fund

Additional information can be found on the Center for Civic Education website.