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

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

Voting in Washington Module

Learn how voting works in Washington State. WA Secretary of State Kim Wyman discusses the history of the voting process, how the system currently works in Washington, and the challenges elections officials face in our state. Grade: 7-12, Runtime: 9:30 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

Destination Graduation

Students from New Horizons High School, an alternative school in Pasco, WA, discuss the barriers to graduation and their efforts to overcome them.

Total Runtime: 8 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

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

WA Legislative Branch Module

Learn about Washington State's legislative branch and how it functions, and some key differences between the Washington State Legislature and the U.S. Congress. Grade: 7-12, Runtime: 4:30 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.

Civic Ed Modules

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

Capitol Classroom

Capitol Classroom is TVW's experiential education program that lets students participate directly in the legislative process at the State Capitol via TVW video connection.


Engaged: Students Becoming Citizens is TVW's ongoing documentary series, showing students across Washington State learning about and participating in civics and government.