2017 Minnesota State Showcase and Competition
Minnesota Capitol Complex
May 10, 2017
About the program
Project Citizen is a civics/government curriculum that promotes competent and responsible participation in government. An interactive project-based learning model, Project Citizen emphasizes collaborative work, research and analysis, and engages students in learning how to monitor and influence public policy.
Students work together to identify and study a public policy issue, research and evaluate options, select a solution to the problem, and develop an action plan. They will understand how to prepare for and access appropriate government channels when seeking to alter public policy.
The final product is a board and portfolio displaying the student’s work. Find instructions for the display board and portfolio binder in materials linked below. There is an optional opportunity for students to present and display their work at a State Showcase at the State Capitol every May.
State Showcase and Competition Registration Information
Are your students preparing portfolios for the annual Minnesota Project Citizen Showcase? Don’t forget to register them! Space is limited so please register now! Supported by the Minnesota Constitution Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Project Citizen is an exciting and affordable civic education project for students grades 5-12. All students and their teachers will receive lunch vouchers for the Department of Transportation Cafe. In addition, a limited number of grants are available for student transportation and teacher substitutes.
Registered Team Information
Project Citizen Student Information (Registered Teams)
For More Information
Email: Project Citizen Program
Project Citizen Resource List
Learning Law and Democracy is not responsible for the contents of these sites and their presence on this page should not be construed as an endorsement. These sites are non-comprehensive and should be used only as a starting place for your research.
- State of Minnesota, Links to the World: A subject list of organizations and websites that deal with various issues.
- Center for Civic Education: National Organizations for various issues
Project Citizen is supported in part by funds from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment- Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and donations.