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 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 Framework For Social Studies
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.
Project Citizen Information & Resources
What Is Public Policy?
Project Citizen Textbooks
Center for Civic Education online store.