Project Citizen

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

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

Project Citizen – Level 1
(Suggested grades 5-8)
$255 plus S&H

Project Citizen - Level 1
Project Citizen – Level 2
(Suggested grades 9-12+)
$295 plus S&H

Project Citizen - Level 2
Proyecto Ciudadano
Spanish version of Level 1
$255 plus S&H

Project Citizen - Spanish

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