On The Issues – Legislative Committee Curriculum

Civics and Government: Middle and High School – 1 to 2 day lesson plan

This lesson plan introduces students to the issues that Legislative Committees address in a typical Legislative session. Students will examine six different committees, focusing upon party leadership in the committees and the role that the Committee Chairs and the Ranking Minority members play in legislative action. Additionally, students will assess their own opinions and ideas that relate to the topics presented in the videos.


  • Understand the committee structure of the Washington State Legislature
  • Understand the different perspectives of legislators in the 2024 Legislative Session
  • Identify opportunities for further research and compose follow up questions to determine individual opinions

On The Issues: Legislative Committees Lesson Plan

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