Events and Resources for Teachers
How Bills Become Law - The Basics
Slideshow with lecture notes PowerPoint PDF
Lecture Notes Word
Student Handout Word
Legislative Scholar Program - Annual July Workshop
The Legislative Scholar Program is a five-day teacher training workshop held each summer in Olympia. Designed for social studies teachers of any grade level, the program offers teachers an inside view of the legislative process along with opportunities to meet with state policymakers and explore civics resources for their classrooms.
Invite a Legislator to Your Classroom
The Back to School Program connects students and teachers with their state legislators by bringing the legislature to the classroom.
Field Trip to the Capitol
Schedule a Capitol Campus Tour
If field trips are not an option, bring the Capitol to your classroom! Virtual Tour
Lesson Plans & Materials related to the Washington State Legislature
Elementary resources and activities for students
Secondary resources and activities for students
Civic Education Day recognizes civic education organizations and exceptional civic educators from around the state. The annual event at the Capitol includes public display tables, breakout sessions for educators, and a luncheon honoring Washington State's Civic Educator of the Year.
Opportunities for Students
Legislative Page Program
Students between the ages of 14 and 16 can serve for one week as pages for a legislator from their home district. Visit the House and Senate Page Program webpages to apply to be a page and read about the educational opportunities for pages at Legislative Page School.
Legislative Youth Advisory Council
Accepting applications now!
LYAC members are high school students who represent the interests of Washington State's young people to the Legislature through outreach and legislation tracking. To learn more, visit the LYAC website.
TVW in the Classroom
Newspapers in Education
Access Washington: Education & Learning
We the People... Programs