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.
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.
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.