Action Civics: Taking informed action by engaging students in state government

Joshua Parker Instructional specialist
Brett  Hansen Instructional specialist
Olympia, WA

In a time where many believe as citizens they are unable to influence government, it is important to empower citizens with tools for engaging with their state government and to be part of the legislative process. In this track talk, Josh Parker and Brett Hansen explain how TVW’s Capitol Classroom program provides WA teachers a free opportunity to connect their social studies classrooms with working lobbyists in Olympia. Together they advocate on actual bills during the legislative session. Josh and Brett describe many of the takeaways from Capitol Classroom over the years and offer a framework on how you might employ similar learning opportunities in your classroom. 

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