Teacher and Student Resources

Teacher and Student Resources

General Resources

Student groups at the fourth grade level and above are encouraged to book a tour anytime during the year. Tours for third grade students who are studying Connecticut history and/or government are offered before and after the legislative session. For more information on booking a tour visit our Request a Tour page. You can also take a virtual tour through a Matterport 3D model of the Capitol or our video tour series.

Check out our kids' quiz to assess what your students learned on the tour!


Online Quiz  Downloadable and Printable Quiz  Answer Key

And check out our many publications below:


cover of the CIT kids trifold brochure "Come Inside" a Capitol Information and Tours Brochure

Learn what the Capitol building has to offer and print this out as a helpful guide for students when walking around the building. This is a trifold brochure.

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front cover of the Activity Book

State Capitol Activity Book

A compilation of all the activity sheets offered by Capitol Information and Tours, including word puzzles, a scavenger hunt, Capitol facts, and more.

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preview of the in-person Capitol Scavenger HuntCapitol Scavenger Hunt (in-person)

Challenge your students to find important objects both inside and outside the building on their visit to the Capitol.

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cover of How a Bill Becomes a Law in Connecticut publicationHow a Bill Becomes a Law in Connecticut

Choose from two handouts that will teach your students about the lawmaking process from start to finish in Connecticut.  

Grades 3 - 5   Middle and High School

cover of did you know publication

Did You Know? Capitol Facts

Discover fun facts about the Connecticut State Capitol.

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preview of Connecticut fun facts sheetConnecticut Fun Facts

Match Connecticut inventions to their picture and learn about famous firsts in Connecticut history.

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preview of the Capitol word searchCapitol Word Search

Search for words related to the Connecticut State Capitol in this classic word search puzzle.

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preview of the legislative terms word scrambleWord Scramble

Unscramble the jumbled up legislative terms in our word scramble puzzle.


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preview of It Happened in 1878It Happened in 1878

The Connecticut State Capitol opened in 1878. Discover what other important events happened in Connecticut, the United States, and across the globe that year.

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preview of How Many Words Can You Make from Connecticut?How Many Words Can You Make from Connecticut?

Challenge yourself to see how many words you can make by rearranging the letters in the word Connecticut.

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preview of the virtual Capitol Scavenger HuntCapitol Scavenger Hunt (virtual)

Have your students explore the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) and Capitol Information and Tours websites to complete this scavenger hunt.

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preview of Contacting Your LegislatorContacting Your Legislator

Encourage your students to get involved in government by contacting their legislator.

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cover page of the Connecticut Coloring BookConnecticut Coloring Book

A fun coloring storybook that will help your students learn about Connecticut's government and important symbols.

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preview of appreciating democracy lesson planAppreciating Democracy

A lesson plan for high school teachers of Civics, Government, and U.S. History

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Check out the extra resources below to use in your classroom!



Capitol Highlights Module: A powerpoint showcasing Connecticut's Capitol and its main features. 


19th Amendment Module: A powerpoint on the history of the women's suffrage movement and the road to the passage of the 19th amendment.


Three Branches of Government Module: A powerpoint on Connecticut's three branches of government and the major government officials within those branches.

Kahoot!: Check out our Kahoot! quizzes on Connecticut history, inventions, the Capitol, and more that you can play with your students in the classroom.

Case Method Project: This is a free resource open to all active high school teachers of U.S. history, government, or civics at public, private, or charter schools. Learn about their curriculum and apply for their fall teacher workshop at the link above.

The American Democracy Game: This online game was developed by The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for middle school students and includes teacher guides and information. Put yourself in the shoes of a lawmaker and find out what it is like to deal with public policy issues. Discover the different interests on each side of a public policy issue and learn how negotiation and compromise can lead to a good result.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government: This interactive website has learning adventures and games to help your students learn about the U.S. government.

iCivics: This is a great resource for civic education.

Red, White, and Blue Schools: A civic engagement program for schools from the Secretary of State's office. Includes resources for teachers in K-5 and 6-12 and a digital literacy guide.

The Annenberg Classroom: A free resource for teaching the U.S. Constitution including games, videos, lesson plans, and more.

Teach It: This program from CTHumanities helps bring Connecticut history into the classroom through a series of inquiry-based activities that reinforce the principles found in the state social studies frameworks.

Women Vote: Connecticut Suffrage Centennial Resources: A joint effort by former Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, and First Lady of the State of Connecticut Annie Lamont to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in 2020.

What other resources would you like to see? Let us know by emailing Capitol.Tours [at] cga.ct.gov