Teach With TVW – Washington’s Governor Module

What are the roles and responsibilities of Washington's Governor? Learn about this statewide elected office with former WA Governor Christine Gregoire.

Runtime: 7:55 minutes Watch

Learn about other statewide elected offices

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

Teach With TVW – 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

Campaign Classroom

Capitol ClassroomTVW’s new civics education program connects students across Washington State directly with journalists covering statewide campaigns and elections. Throughout October, TVW will host weekly webcasts with these journalists, inviting students and teachers to submit questions (either live or in advance) about the candidates and issues on Washington’s statewide ballot. Each informal 30-minute session, conducted via Google Hangouts, will be driven by these questions. Webcasts will be archived at TVW’s Campaign Classroom webpages, where teachers and students will also find short explainer videos about each of the nine statewide elected offices, as well as links to TVW’s extensive coverage of the statewide campaigns and elections.

The goal of the program is to increase education and awareness about this year’s statewide election, and to encourage students to vote in either the actual election in November or the Secretary of State’s Mock Election.

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Learn about the statewide offices with Teach With TVW education modules. Check back throughout September and October for videos on all nine offices of Washington’s executive branch.

Visit TVW’s Elections 2016 page for TVW’s statewide election coverage.

View TVW’s Video Voters’ Guide for statement from candidates running for statewide office.

Campaign Classroom 30-minute webcasts will be held:

  • October 10th from 11:20-11:50am with Jim Camden of The Spokesman-Review
  • October 12th from 9-9:30am with Jerry Cornfield of The Herald
  • October 17th from 11:20-11:50am with Jim Camden of The Spokesman-Review
  • October 24th from 11:20-11:50am with Jim Camden of The Spokesman-Review
  • October 26th from 9-9:30am with Jerry Cornfield of The Herald
  • October 31st from 11:20-11:50am with Jim Camden of The Spokesman-Review
  • November 2nd from 9-9:30am with Jerry Cornfield of The Herald

If you would like to participate in Campaign Classroom, or for more information about the program, please contact teachwithtvw@tvw.org

Video Connections

October 17th connection with Jim Camden:

October 12th connection with Jerry Cornfield:

October 10th connection with Jim Camden:

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Teach With TVW trains the next generation of Washington State citizens with hands-on civic ed programs and engaging video.

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.

Campaign Classroom

Campaign Classroom
Learn about statewide campaigns and elections with TVW's new interactive civic education program.