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Help Us Spread the Word!
Kids' House Flyer: PDF


Useful Links:
TEA: Texas Education Agency

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

Texas Capitol Visitors Center: Educators resources for the Texas State Capitol, including lesson plans and tour information.

Senate Kids: Texas State Senate's educational website for kids.

Texas Capitol Events: Find out what's happening at the Capitol.

First Gov for Kids: List of State Government websites for kids.

The Handbook of Texas Online: A wealth of information on Texas history, geography, and culture.

American Trustees: A Collection of documentaries and lesson plans that teach young people about civic engagement.

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Project Ideas/Classroom Activities:
Worksheet: Are you eligible to be a Representive? Word | PDF
Worksheet: State Representive Sleuthing Word | PDF
Worksheet: Governors Scavenger Hunt Word | PDF
Worksheet: Chart of Judicial Structure Word | PDF
Worksheet: Pros and Cons Word | PDF
Worksheet: Create your own monument for the State Capitol Word | PDF
Worksheet: Color your own Texas state symbols Word | PDF

Simulation: Choose your Speaker Word | PDF
Simulation: Outline the bills to be debated in your classroom simulation. Word | PDF
Simulation: Fill out your debate schedule Word | PDF
Simulation: Run through your classroom voting procedures Word | PDF
Simulation: Classroom Debate Word | PDF

Chart: Highlighting Texas Capital Cities Word | PDF
Chart: Texas Flag Symbols Word | PDF

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Field Trip Information: Plan your visit to the State Capitol with the help of the State Preservation Board. Find information to help you plan your visit, learn ten tips to planning a group tour and lesson plans for your Capitol visit.

The State Preservation Board also provides links to plan your visit to the Capitol Visitors Center, the Texas State History Museum, and the Governor's Mansion.
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TEKS Information:

TEKS Objectives met on the Kids' House word | pdf

For More Information about the TEKS:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/teksls.pdf (Will need Adobe Acrobat* to Read)

For Elementary Students: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter113/ch113a.html

For Middle School Students:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter113/ch113b.html

*Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
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