Teacher Resources

Resources to aid you through the CAP process and provide information to help students understand the connections between their CAP issue, civic actions, and public policy.

Teacher-Created Resources

CAP Enhancements

CAP Quick Website Guide for Student  – Patricia Vasquez
Revised CAP Proposal (doc) — This revised CAP proposal guides the student – Hayley Lotspeich
CAP Research Log (doc) – This log helps guide students through the research process. – Hayley Lotspeich
Revised CAP Thinking it Through (doc) – Hayley Lotspeich
Sample Thinking it Through (doc) – sample Thinking it Through – Jessica Price and Angela Olthoff

Lesson Handouts

Lesson 4 - Handout (doc) – Helps students plan a Civic Action Project – May Ellen Daneels
Lesson 5 & 6 - Handout (doc) – A graphic organizer for Lessons 5 and 6. – Mary Ellen Daneels
Lesson 5 Quiz (ppt) – A quiz on the Chicago Gang Policy. – Mary Ellen Daneels and Allison Baxtor
Lesson 7 & 9 Handout (doc) Blends GRADE and Persuasion – a way for students to assess each others’ arguments. – Mary Ellen Daneels

Blog & Discussion Activities

What’s the Fuss? (pdf) – An activity to engage students on the blog. – Tom List
Going Electronic (doc) – An activity to engage students on the discussion board or blog. – Hayley Lotspeich

Assessment/Organization

Circle Maps - For use with lessons 1, 3, 5 – 14, and the CAP Proposal. -Valerie Felix
Lesson 5 Quiz (ppt) – A quiz on the Chicago Gang Policy. – Mary Ellen Daneels and Allison Baxtor
Group Information Form (pdf) – Form for students to keep track of their group’s CAP progress. – Patricia Vasquez
Project Folder Checklist (pdf) – Form for teacher to keep track of a group’s progress. – Patricia Vasquez
Peer Group Evaluation Form (pdf) – Form for students to evaluate their own group’s participation and contributions. – Patricia Vasquez
Group Evaluation Form (pdf) – Rubric to evaluate a group CAP presentation. – Patricia Vasquez
Written Report Rubric (pdf) – Rubric to evaluate a written report. – Patricia Vasquez
CAP Report Rubric – Scott Marsden, American Canyon High School
CAPFolio Presentation Rubric – Scott Marsden

Resources from CRF
CAP Web Citizen Assignment: Responding to CAP Colleagues CRF created a quick assignment to encourage students to respond to each other’s posts.
Using the CAP Web Site with Students:
A Discussion with CAP teacher Hayley Lotspeich

CAP Essentials for Students


Toolkit

A step-by-step guide through the civic action process for students.


Student Action

Take a look at what other CAP students are up to.


Contests

The CAPfolio and CAP PSA contests gives students a change to showcase their work and win prizes.

Connect

Students from all over the U.S. share and discuss their CAP projects.


Public Policy Spotlight

Highlights of monthly public policy topics.

Upating
Youth Board

Passionate alumni who have successfully completed projects and found CAP to be an excellent way to get youth civically engaged.

Professional Development

PD Webinars
  • Using the CAP Website with Students: A Discussion with teacher Hayley Lotspeich
  • CAP: A Web Based Practicum for Teaching Government
  • CAP and the Common Core Classroom
  • Project-Based Meets Blended Learning: Civic Action Project
  • Using CAP to Teach 21st Century Skills
  • Using CAP for Students' College Portfolios and Senior Projects
  • Quality Service Learning Through Policy-Based Civic Actions

Lessons 1 - 5 Webcast

Webcasts on teaching the CAP Lessons from CRF staff and CAP teachers.

Assessment

CAP Planner Rubrics

Proposal Rubric (Aligned to the Common Core Standards)
Thinking it Through (Aligned to the Common Core Standards)
Civic Action (Aligned to the Common Core Standards)
Report (Aligned to the Common Core Standards)


Tips for Assessing the CAP Planner

CAP Proposal | Thinking It Through

Civic Action | Report

Sample Rubrics

Culminating Activities

Oral Presentations
CAP Showcase
Publish
CAPfolio Contest

Teacher Created Assessment Tools
Circle Maps - For use with lessons 1, 3, 5 – 14, and the CAP Proposal. - Valerie Felix
Lesson 5 Quiz (ppt) – A quiz on the Chicago Gang Policy. – Mary Ellen Daneels and Allison Baxtor
Group Information Form (pdf) – Form for students to keep track of their group’s CAP progress. – Patricia Vasquez
Project Folder Checklist (pdf) – Form for teacher to keep track of a group’s progress. – Patricia Vasquez
Peer Group Evaluation Form (pdf) – Form for students to evaluate their own group’s participation and contributions. – Patricia Vasquez
Group Evaluation Form (pdf) – Rubric to evaluate a group CAP presentation. – Patricia Vasquez
Written Report Rubric (pdf) – Rubric to evaluate a written report. – Patricia Vasquez
CAP Report Rubric – Scott Marsden l
CAPFolio Presentation Rubric – Scott Marsden

Last modified: Monday, 25 January 2016, 4:58 PM