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.
CAP Quick Website Guide for Student – Patricia Vasquez
Lesson 4 - Handout (doc) – Helps students plan a Civic Action Project – May Ellen Daneels
Blog & Discussion Activities
Circle Maps - For use with lessons 1, 3, 5 – 14, and the CAP Proposal. -Valerie Felix
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
A step-by-step guide through the civic action process for students.
Take a look at what other CAP students are up to.
The CAPfolio and CAP PSA contests gives students a change to showcase their work and win prizes.
Students from all over the U.S. share and discuss their CAP projects.
Webcasts on teaching the CAP Lessons from CRF staff and CAP teachers.
Assessment should focus on the amount and quality of independent critical thinking; policy analysis; and students’ abilities to identify, seek out, and communicate effectively with people who can help them impact the issue they are working on. Assessment should not be based whether the students actually solved the problem, but rather on their abilities to use strategic thinking, analysis, and organization to approach the problem. Rubrics and other resources for assessment are provided, and teachers are invited to share assessment ideas and tools they create.
CAP Planner Rubrics
Proposal Rubric (Aligned to the Common Core Standards)
Teacher Created Assessment Tools
Presentation Guidelines & Evaluation (instructions for students) – Developed by Quinn Riddle-Ortiz of Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School in Los Angeles
Peer Evaluation (for students to use during classmates’ presentations) – Developed by Quinn Riddle-Ortiz of Alliance Environmental Science and Technology High School in Los Angeles
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
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
CAPFolio Presentation Rubric – Scott Marsden