Learning about the Legislature

Planning a trip to the Capitol?

The following Legislative Day Learning Tools prepare youth for Legislative Day trips, teach lessons in an easy-to-use format, and provide resources for a 4-H Citizenship project about Iowa and United States Government.

Iowa History


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Three Branches of Government


Songsofhigherlrng. "Branches of Government." Online media clip. YouTube. YouTube, 26 Oct. 2012. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.


"Three Branches of Government." Three Branches of Government. Kids.gov. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.


Legislative Branch


Mal Partisan. "O.A.R. Ep. 16: The Legislative Branch." Online Media Clip. YouTube. YouTube, 06 Jan. 2013. Web. 22 Jan. 2015.


How does an idea become a law?


Disney Educational Productions. "Schoolhouse Rock: America - I'm Just A Bill Music Video." Online media clip. YouTube. YouTube, 08 Dec. 2011. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.


Current Issues in the Government


Iowapublicradio. "Governor Terry Branstad's 2015 Legislative Priorities." Online media clip. YouTube. YouTube, 13 Jan. 2015. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.



Civic Engagement - Get Involved!


MultnomahBar. "Civic Engagement 101." Online media clip. YouTube. YouTube, 24 Jan. 2013. Web. 28 Jan. 2015.
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