Virtual Tour Presentation
Let our State House educators be your guide through one of the oldest capitols in the country. Using an interactive PowerPoint presentation, we’ll explore the State House’s history and architecture while introducing students to the legislative process, state symbols, how a bill becomes a law, and the citizen’s role in government.
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.
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.
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)