Capitol Classroom: Students Create Their Own Bills

During the 2016 session of the Washington State Legislature, students from Lake Washington High School participate in TVW’s Capitol Classroom program and testify in Olympia on two bills they created, both aimed at reducing the costs of college admission tests.

Runtime: 6 minutes Watch

TVW Engaged Documentary – Mariachi Huenachi

Students in Wenatchee High School’s Mariachi Huenachi program confront the challenges of poverty, legal status and societal expectations as they strive for better lives for themselves and their families.

Runtime: 25 Minutes – Watch

WA Capitol Press Corps Module

Current statehouse reporter Austin Jenkins and former reporter David Ammons discuss the history of the WA capitol press corps, the duties of a statehouse reporter, and the need for robust reporting in Olympia. Grade: 7-12, Runtime: 13 Minutes - Watch

Isidore Starr: Leading a Revolution in Civics

This short documentary explores the career and teachings of Dr. Isidore Starr, from his start as a teacher in 1930’s Brooklyn New York, to becoming internationally recognized as “the father of law-related education.”

Runtime: 16:30 Minutes – Watch

Washington State Constitution Module

Learn about the history and function of the Washington State Constitution. Professor Hugh Spitzer discusses the ways in which the WA Constitution reflects the special concerns of its framers and the aspects which make it unique among state constitutions. Grade: 7-12, Runtime: 8:45 Minutes - Watch

How a Bill Becomes a Law in WA Module

Learn how a bill becomes a law in Washington State and some key differences in the legislative process on the state and federal levels. Grade: 7-12, Runtime: 4:30 Minutes - Watch

Participating in the Legislative Process Module

Learn how to effectively participate in Washington State's legislative process, including how to connect with state legislators, how to testify before a legislative committee, and why Washington is said to have an "open" legislature. Grade: 7-12, Runtime: 6:30 Minutes - Watch

TVW Engaged Documentary – Starcia

An in-depth look at the life of Starcia Ague, a youth from the drug world who struggles to overcome her criminal history, seeking redemption and the chance to become a valued member of Washington society.

Total Runtime: 57 Minutes – Watch

Teach With TVW is a free resource for teaching WA civics and government. Teach With TVW features video-based civic ed modules, TVW education programs Capitol Classroom and Engaged, "gavel-to-gavel" education events, and more.

Teach With TVW Modules

Teach With TVW Modules
Teach With TVW Modules are video-based lessons designed to teach key aspects of Washington State civics and government.

Capitol Classroom

Capitol Classroom
In our experiential education program Capitol Classroom, students participate directly in the legislative process via TVW video connection.


Engaged is TVW's Emmy-winning documentary series, showing Washington State youth engaged in civic life.