Project Citizen students around the country have been busy this school year finding public policy solutions to community problems ranging from plastic bags clogging our oceans to smoking in public parks. Exemplary portfolios are being evaluated this summer at the Project Citizen National Showcase in Calabasas, California.
Can you answer questions about our constitutional system as well as these We the People students? Click here to find a list of questions and watch the brief responses of students before panels of judges in hearing rooms in the U.S. Senate. The students are finalists in the 2010 annual We the People competition on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Three outstanding civics and government teachers received the 2014 American Civic Education Teacher Awards, recognizing their exemplary work in preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. The ACETA winners are John Dickson of Harwich High School in Massachusetts; Natalie O’Brien of North Smithfield High School in Rhode Island; and Jennifer Reidel of Lynden High School in Washington.