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Teacher Resources

In addition to our Virtual Classroom, free publications, online content and outreach programs reinforce tour themes. See what more there is to know!


A full range of free publications serves tourists, educators and those interested in legislative activity. Tour groups can pre-order supplies, including:
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    A Student's Guide to the Legislative Process

    Students in grades 4-8 will enjoy this lively and simplified discussion of New Jersey’s legislative process. The organization of NJ’s government, qualifications for legislative service, legislative districts and citizen involvement also are addressed.

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    State House Activity Book

    Elementary school students learn about the State House, state symbols, and lawmaking through puzzles, games, and activities in this printable and fillable PDF activity book.
    (recommended for grades 4-7)
    PDF (English) PDF (Spanish)

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    The Legislative Process in New Jersey

    A thorough description of how new laws are enacted and an easy reference flow chart. (recommended for grades 9-12)
    PDF (English) PDF (Spanish)

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    Pastimes and Trivia

    Older students and adults can test their knowledge of NJ’s legislative process and the people, places and events that have shaped our state’s heritage.
    (recommended for grades 10 and up)

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    Put the “We” in “We the People Poster”

    Full-color, 18″ x 24″ motivational wall poster provides five ways to participate in the lawmaking process.

Vote Activity Plans

The State House Tour Office provides activity plans to help students understand the citizen’s role in the election process. While this material was designed primarily for students in grades 4-6, it may have broader appeal. The following packets include discussion points and activities meant to be explored along with public campaign activity.

Civics Education with NCSL

The New Jersey State Legislature is a partner with the National Conference of State Legislatures in supporting America’s Legislators in the classroom.

As part of this initiative, New Jersey legislators will make special efforts to visit with school children, providing personal insights into the value of public service and the lawmaking process. They can address questions such as:

  • What does it mean to be a legislator?
  • What is a typical day like?
  • How did they get involved in public service and why?
  • What issues are they most concerned about and what action is being taken?
  • What efforts are they most proud of?
  • What advice does they give to future legislators?

To schedule a visit, teachers need to reach out to their local Senators and/or Assembly Members. You can find contact information here.

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Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

The following backgrounds can be used in virtual meetings and classrooms.
Download the full resolution image by clicking on the photo and set the image as
your virtual background by uploading it to your preferred video conferencing app.
Photo of the General Assembly Chamber at the New Jersey State House
Photo of the inside of the Senate Chamber at the New Jersey State House
Backside of the New Jersey State House and Annex on a spring day
Close up of the New Jersey State Flag