Civic Engagement and the Ethics of Public Health: Digital Project Citizen & Lesson Plan Resources

The Civic Engagement and the Ethics of Public Health workshop explored how civic participation and inquiry-based projects can connect to relevant health and bioethics issues. This resource shows you how to engage your students in forward-looking projects that impact their own communities, giving them agency in a time of uncertainty.

Civics Learning Project provides ready-to-use digital materials and resources for you to engage your students in Project Citizen. Project Citizen is an inquiry-based civic engagement project designed by the Center for Civic Education, and used in classrooms around Oregon from elementary through high school for many years. We have taken the original model and transformed it into digital materials and resources created for distance learning so students can continue to engage dynamically with issues of policy and community from anywhere.

These resources are supported by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon, and provide direct connection to issues of bioethics, public health policy, and constitutional issues of privacy and individual rights. Original lesson plans and strategies were developed especially for this resource, and are available for you to engage your students around the relevant issues we are all facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please register below to receive an immediate pop up message with the join code for the Google Classroom containing all the digital resources.

Note: you may have to use a personal email to access the digital classroom as many district and organization-based email addresses block access to outside Google Classrooms.