TVW’s hands-on civics education program Capitol Classroom teaches students how to participate directly in the state legislative process, by connecting them with professionals in Olympia via TVW video conferences. In Capitol Classroom students and teachers work with lobbyist volunteers to choose legislation to support, oppose, or amend. Then, through TVW video conferences, students communicate with their lobbyists during the session and track their legislation. The goal of Capitol Classroom is to provide a rich and immersive learning experience by investing students in the state legislative process.
For more information, read the 2019 Capitol Classroom program guidelines.
If you would like to participate in Capitol Classroom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Capitol Classroom success stories:
- More Than Their Crimes: Reforming Juvenile Justice in Washington State (2018)
- Meridian HS students at the youth voter registration bill signing (2018)
- Lake Washington HS students create their own bills (2016)
- Evergreen HS students help pass warning label legislation (2014)
- Engaged: Capitol Classroom (2011)
Capitol Classroom is a winner of Seattle CityClub’s Youth Civic Education Awards.
2019 Program Pages:
- Alderwood Middle School
- Ballard High School
- Green Hill Academic School
- Hawkins Middle School I
- Hawkins Middle School II
- Hidden River Middle School
- Innovation High School
- Lake Washington High School
- Mead Alternative High School
- Meridian High School
- Muckleshoot Tribal School
- Naselle-Grays River Valley School
- Open Window School
- Timberline High School
For previous years, visit the Archived Program Pages.
Support for Capitol Classroom provided by: