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Welcome to the Project Citizen Mountain Plains Institute Home Page!
  • Here you will find supplemental resources to help you and your students.
  • This home page has example projects and information about assessment, grading, and hosting a showcase.
  • Navigate to the other four pages to find resources specific to each step in Project Citizen.
  • All documents are provided in two formats: you can save a copy of Google Docs to edit and adapt, but you must be signed in to a (free) Google account; PDF's are downloadable but uneditable
Introduction to Project Citizen

Assessment, Grading, and Classroom Management
  • Project Citizen Pacing Guide: Google Doc; pdf
    • An idea of how much time to spend on each step
    • Tips for Pacing in elementary classrooms:
  • Project Citizen Grading Outline: Google Doc; pdf
    • Give this to students so they know what they'll be graded on
  • Project Citizen Roles: Google Doc; pdf
    • Students in small groups can use these roles to stay organized throughout the project. These roles are in addition to other responsibilities that students take on during each step in the project.
  • Sharing the Work: Google Doc; pdf
    • After completing the research and writing for each step in Project Citizen, students in small groups can use this organizer to divide up the work for putting together their final portfolio. This helps hold each student accountable for his or her part of the final product.

Example Projects


Death Penalty: A Google Site created by 11th graders

The Center for Civic Education'digital portfolio, created by 5th graders

Medical Marijuana presentation (below)

Medical Marijuana Presentation created by 11th graders

Showcases 

  • Dear Community Leader letter: Google Doc; pdf
    • Send this to people in your community at the beginning of the project to invite them to participate and to let them know that students may contact them for interviews or research questions
  • Project Citizen Hearing Rubric: Google Doc; pdf
    • Give this to students early in the project so they know what the requirements are for each step. Students may use the rubric to judge the example projects, below, so they understand how their project will be judged. Also use for judging final presentations.
  • Project Citizen Judges' Instructions: Google Doc; pdf
    • Give this to judges who listen to students' final presentations.
  • School Showcase flyer: Google Doc; pdf
    • Advertise for your Project Citizen showcase, when students present their final portfolios and policy proposals to a panel of judges and policymakers. 

 
 
Example Projects


School Safety: A Power Point presentation created by teachers at a Project Citizen institute

Project Citizen Presentation Template (below): Students can save a copy and fill in the content using Power Point or Google Docs

Project Citizen Template





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