CAP Scope and Sequence

CAP Scope and Sequence: Quarter

TEACHER CHECKLIST

LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Week 1: Getting Started

  • Teach lessons 1–3.
  • CAP web site overview.
  • Facilitate formation of Civic Action Groups.
  • Introduce CAP Planner.
  • Assign, collect, and assess Project Proposal.

Lesson 1: A Different Kind of Government Course

  • Citizenship Brainstorm

Lesson 2: Introduction to Public Policy

  • Newspaper Search

Lesson 3: Problems, Policy, and Civic Actions

  • Causes & Effects
  • Form Civic Action Groups.


CAP Planner

  • Complete Project Proposal

Week 2: Student Civic Actions

  • Teach lessons 4 and 5.
  • Assign, collect, and assess Thinking it Through.
  • Assign Civic Action #1.

Lesson 4: Introducing Policy Analysis

  • Case Study Analysis.

Lesson 5: Policymaking in the Three Branches of Government

  • Students apply GRADE policy evaluation rubric.

CAP Planner

  • Complete Thinking it Through
  • Complete Civic Action #1

Weeks 3 & 4: Web Citizens

  • Collect and assess Civic Action #1 using the CAP Planner.
  • Assign, collect, and assess Civic Actions #2 and #3.
  • Students share civic experiences on the CAP web site (Connect).
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Recommended Optional Lessons *

  • Teach lessons 7 and 8.
Online Activities
  • Students share their CAP experiences.
  • Peer Consultation(s): online or face-to-face.

CAP Planner

  • CompleteCivic Actions #2 and #3.
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Lesson 7: Policymaking at the Local Level*

  • School board subcommittees craft a policy to address the dropout rate (role-play).

Lesson 8: Law & Policy*

  • Public policy law firm decides whether policy violates existing laws (role-play).

Week 5 & 6: Student Assessment

  • Assign, collect, and assess Civic Action #4 and CAP Report.
  • Complete online Teacher and Student surveys.
  • CAP Culmination Activities.
Final Steps
  • Teacher and Student Surveys.
  • Students can visit the CAP homepage for instructions on how to create their own award-winning CAP Multimedia Contest entries.

CAP Planner

  • Complete Civic Action #4 and >CAP Report.

CAP Scope and Sequence: Semester

TEACHER CHECKLIST
LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Month 1: Getting Started

  • Teach lessons 1–3.
  • CAP web site overview.
  • Facilitate formation of Civic Action Groups.
  • Introduce CAP Planners.
  • Assign, collect, and assess Project Proposal.

Lesson 1: A Different Kind of Government Course

  • Citizenship Brainstorm

Lesson 2: Introduction to Public Policy

  • Newspaper Search

Lesson 3: Problems, Policy, and Civic Actions

  • Causes & Effects
  • Form Civic Action Groups.

CAP Planners

  • Complete Project Proposal

Month 2: Student Civic Actions

  • Teach lessons 4 and 5.
  • Assign, collect, and assess Thinking it Through planner.
  • Assign, collect, and assess Civic Action #1 and #2.



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Recommended Optional Lessons*

  • Teach lessons 7 and 8.

Lesson 4: Introducing Policy Analysis

  • Case Study Analysis

Lesson 5: Policymaking in the Three Branches of Government

  • Students apply GRADE policy evaluation rubric.

CAP Planners

  • CompleteThinking it Through
  • Complete Civic Actions #1 and #2
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Lesson 7: Policymaking at the Local Level*

  • School board subcommittees craft a policy to address the dropout rate (role-play).

Lesson 8: Law & Policy*

  • Public policy law firm decides whether policy violates existing laws (role-play).


Month 3: Web Citizens

  • Students share civic experiences on the CAP web site (Connect).
  • Assign, collect, and assess Civic Action #3 and #4.

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Recommended Optional Lessons*

  • Teach lessons 10 and 13
Online Activities
  • Students Discuss and Blog about CAP experiences.
  • Peer Consultation(s): online or face-to-face.

CAP Planners

  • Complete Civic Actions #3 and #4
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Lesson 10: Building Constituencies*

  • Students use primary-sources about the Montgomery Bus Boycott to identify civic actions to build constituencies

Lesson 13: Persuading Policymakers*

  • City Council hearing (role-play).

Month 4: Student Assessment

  • Assign, collect, and assess CAP Reports.
  • Complete online Teacher and Student surveys.
  • CAP Culmination Activities.
Final Steps
  • Teacher and Student Surveys.
  • Students can visit the CAP homepage for instructions on how to create their own award-winning CAP Multimedia Contest entries.

CAP Planners

  • Complete CAP Report.


* Optional lessons can be delivered according to teacher discretion and student need or interest.

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