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Virtual Classroom

Our Virtual Classroom materials support online learning. Tour Office staff can participate in remote sessions to assist in providing instruction. Please contact us at njstatehousetours@njleg.org or 609-847-3150 to schedule a virtual classroom visit. Also, check out our additional Teacher Resources.

Virtual Snapshots

Each Virtual Snapshot highlights content from a standard State House tour. They can be used individually or collectively to provide an overview of the State House and the legislative process. Click below the picture to open a PDF or PowerPoint file. Contact us if you would like to schedule a virtual question and answer session with a State House Tour Program facilitator.

HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW

Virtual Classroom Snapshot - Inside of the General Assembly Chamber, blue leather chairs and wooden desks

SENATE CHAMBER

Virtual Classroom Snapshot - Inside of the Senate Chamber at the New Jersey State House

ASSEMBLY CHAMBER

New Jersey General Assembly Chamber with new digital voting boards

EXECUTIVE STATE HOUSE

Virtual Classroom Snapshot - Front of the New Jersey State House

CAPITAL CITY ORIGINS

Virtual Classroom Snapshot - Origins of the Capital City, vintage sketch of the New Jersey State House

NJ STATE SEAL

Close up of the New Jersey State Flag

Make-A-Law!

The Make-A-Law! program places students in the role of legislators debating a bill. Teachers can facilitate the program, or request a virtual visit with Tour Office staff. This program serves audiences in grades 3-12, and can contribute to New Jersey Cumulative Progress Indicators. Our virtual classroom is operated in partnership with Thomas Edison State University.

OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this program, students will:

  • Understand that debate, negotiation, and compromise are central to the legislative process;
  • Know the process by which a bill becomes a law in the State of New Jersey;
  • Have a deeper understanding of the concept of representative democracy.

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
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