Bringing civic participation into the classroom.

Teach With TVW’s FREE hands-on civics education program, Capitol Classroom, teaches students across Washington State how to participate in the legislative process by working directly with our team of volunteer lobbyists in Olympia via bi-weekly Zoom meetings during the Legislative session (from January through the end of April in odd years, and January into mid March in even years). Students and teachers choose actual bills to support, oppose, or amend, bringing civic participation into the classroom. Then, under the guidance of their lobbyist, they track and advocate for their bill as it moves through the legislative process. The goal of Capitol Classroom is to provide a rich and immersive learning experience by showing students how to work within the system to make their voices heard.

Because Capitol Classroom participation is limited to the number of volunteer lobbyists in our program and a class’s ability to align with the session schedule, we encourage teachers to browse our lesson plans which will provide the resources and opportunities to start teaching and engaging your students with the legislative process at any time of year and fit any schedule. We also encourage teachers to get on our Capitol Classroom waiting list.


Got Questions about Capitol Classroom? Join one of our drop-in Zoom Info sessions:

Friday, July 12th 3-4pm
August 6th: 10 -11am
August 21st: 10-11am
August 29th: 2-3pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448243359


Watch examples of civics education in our Capitol Classroom high school and middle school meetings from the 2022 Legislative Session

Youth engaging in the legislative process
Bringing civic participation into the classroom.
Bringing civic participation into the classroom.
Youth engaging in the legislative process

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