What is Public Policy?

Getting scholars to agree on a single, all-inclusive definition of public policy is no easy task. See how Professor Larry Gerston describes key characteristics of public policy in this Center for Civic Education produced video.

Student Forms

Example Portfolios

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Traditional Portfolio

View a Project Citizen portfolio created by a fifth-grade class at W.J. Quarles Elementary School.
Example Portfolio
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Electronic Portfolio

View this online portfolio from Benjamin Franklin Elementary in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Example Portfolio


Research examining the nationwide effectiveness of the Project Citizen program is often conducted. We offer a few key highlights below. Additional research is available on our Research and Evaluation - Project Citizen page.

Project Citizen: An Introduction
  Margaret Stimmann Branson
  Associate Director, Center for Civic Education
  February 01, 1999

One-page description of research tied to the Project Citizen program

Sara Winstead Fry and Adil Bentahar, "Student Attitudes towards and Impressions of Project Citizen," Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 4 (2013): 1.


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