Project Citizen is a portfolio-based civic education program for grades 5-12. It helps teachers and students understand public policy and use this information to create change in their community thereby empowering them and their teachers. Click here to read Project Citizen historical information, advisory committee members, supporting organizations and past state champions.
- Is interdisciplinary
- Is based on cooperative learning
- Is an excellent model for performance assessment
- Is an excellent method for implementing project based learning
- Focuses on state and local government
- Applies student learning to real public policy issues that concern them Develops participatory skills
Project Citizen News
Congratulations Project Citizen State Showcase Winners!
What do Air Pollution, Food Dyes, Street Lighting, School Lunches, and State Parks all have in common? They were this year's Project Citizen problems with public policy solutions presented to judges at the 2015 State Showcase! Here is the amazing work done by the teams:
- Smith Jr. High – Teacher: Wiley Popovich State Park Crisis – 7th Grade EXCEPTIONAL AWARD.
- Air Pollution in Arizona – 7th Grade EXCEPTIONAL AWARD
- Lighting the Dark Zone – Street Lights -7th Grade SUPERIOR AWARD
- Lineweaver Elementary School– Teacher: Heather Matchett Taste Trumps Color – Food Dyes – 5th Grade SUPERIOR AWARD
- Franklin Phonetic Primary School – Teacher: Kristi Goeke School Lunch Program – 6th Grade EXCEPTIONAL AWARD
- Click here to view virtual board (access code 7756747)
Lineweaver Elementary School was also recognized by judges for their electronic portfolio which will be sent to California to be judged this July at the National Showcase. Each member of the team received a medal for their superior work. Franklin Phonetic Primary School was awarded a $250 Amazon gift card and the students were each awarded a Target gift card for receiving the most "popular votes" for this year's first on-line contest. Thank you to all the classes for their part in working to make a difference in their Arizona communities!!!