Project Citizen Instructional Component
We the People: Project Citizen is more than just a textbook. It is an entire program that gets its participants involved fighting for policy changes in their community. To help get our participants excited and educated we first start with the instructional component to teach them about public policy and the process to get public policy put into place by the government.
We provide many resources to help educate our participants.Below you will find a list of those resources and information on how to access them.
Project Citizen has two processed oriented student textbooks as well as a teachers guide to aid in leading the class through the instructional process and developing a portfolio. The student texts and teachers resources are organized into two levels to provide age appropriate materials to each level of student.
Project Citizen, Level 1
Level 1 is recommended for grades fifth through eighth. It is available in Spanish and as an e-book in addition to the print edition. You can visit the national Center for Civic Education to learn more or order your classes set.
Project Citizen, Level 2
Level 2 is recommended for grades ninth through twelth. It can also be utilized by adults who want to become more involved in public policy. You can visit the national Center for Civic Education to learn more or order your classes set.
You can find lesson plans and other resources that will help teachers engage and guide their students from both the national Center for Civic Education and our state organization. Below are a list of relevant Lesson Plans from our State Resources:
Public Policy Lessons
- Level 1: Middle School Nursery Rhyme Lesson
- Level 1: Middle School Using Children's Literature
- Level 1: Middle School Is It Public Policy Worksheet
- Level 1: Middle School What's The Problem Lesson
- Level 1: Middle School Who's Job Is It Anyway Lesson
- Level 2: High School Faces Of Government
- Level 2: High School Making Public Policy Reading
- Level 2: High School Triggering Mechanisms PowerPoint
- Level 2: High School What Is Public Policy? PowerPoint
- Level 2: High School Public Policy Issue or Not Worksheet
- Level 2: High School Public Policy Issue or Not T-Chart
- Level 2: High School Public Policy Issue Worksheet
- Level 2: High School Simulations Intro Public Policy Lesson
Step One: Finding A Problem
- Decision Making Matrix
- Finding A Problem Activity
- Hot Topics With Newspapers
- How To Write A Good Survey
- How To Write Opinion Surveys
- Identifying Problems
- Newspaper Scan For Public Policy
- Project Citizen Success Stories
- Putting The Issue To The Public Policy Test
- Sample Problem List
- The Test, Is It A Good Problem?
Step Two: Selecting A Problem
Step Three: Gathering Information
Step Four: Creating A Portfolio
Step Five: Presentation
Step Six: Reflection