Getting Started With CAP
Create Your CAP Classroom in a Few Easy Steps
Step One. Register on the CAP website.
Step Two. Enroll your students.
Send us a list of student names for each class you wish to enroll in CAP by clicking the Submit Class Roster button below. You can submit your class roster(s) either in the body of the submit message or as a Word document or spreadsheet attachment. We will then create usernames and passwords for each student and send you a confirmation email with this information. Share the usernames and passwords with your students, and they can start posting on the Connect pages and completing the planners.
Your CAP program is now in session! NOTE: Students’ information will not be shared by Constitutional Rights Foundation. We encourage students not to use their full names on the Connect pages.
Step Three. Teach the CAP lessons and assign the project.
Teach Lessons 1–3 to get your students ready to choose their issue and complete their CAP Proposal planners.
Teach Lessons 4 and 5 to prepare students to take civic actions and complete their Thinking It Through and Civic Action planners.
Supplemental Lessons are optional and anticipate topics that could help students as they work on their projects. These lessons include:
• Law & Policy
• Persuasive Speaking
• Building Constituencies
• Using the Media
Webinar 1: Get CAP Up and Running in Your Classroom
Webinar 2: The Project: Getting Your Students to Take Civic Action
Webinar 3: Showcasing Your Students Work: Culminating Activities and Assessment
What's the Fit? Tips from a Veteran CAP Teacher
Adapted from a workshop presentation by CAP teacher Patricia Vasquez, who teaches at Bell Gardens High School in Bell Gardens, CA.