Educator Resources

Welcome to our resources page for educators. On this page, you will find information about the Nevada State Assembly and Nevada State Legislature. There are also activities that you can download for use in your classrooms. If you have any questions or need a resource that you do not see on this page, email the Assembly’s education officer, Meghan Burke, at [email protected].


Tours and Field Trip Information

The Legislative Police offer prearranged, 45-minute tours of the Legislature for groups of 10 to 50 people. A complete list of visitors under the age of 18 years must be received by the Legislative Police two weeks in advance of the tour. All visitors will receive a Certificate of Visitation. To schedule a tour, contact Meghan Egli at [email protected].

Getting to Carson City

Carson City has many valuable learning opportunities, including the Nevada State Capitol, the Nevada State Legislature, the Nevada State Museum, the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Stewart Indian School, and more. State museums currently provide a bus transportation reimbursement for public schools that attend tours at their institutions. Reimbursement forms are available on each institution’s website. This is a great way to experience the state’s museums and the Legislature in the same day. Find more information and the link to this program here.

The Nevada State Legislature is located at 401 S. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701. When flying into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Carson City is approximately a 30-minute drive south of the airport.

While you are here in northern Nevada, make sure to schedule tours with some of our institutions of higher learning. Use the links below to find more information:

The University of Nevada, Reno-https://www.unr.edu/visit

The University of Nevada, Reno offers guided tours throughout the year, but some dates are unavailable due to school breaks. Make sure to click the link above to check the calendar for available tour dates. 

Truckee Meadows Community College-https://www.tmcc.edu/ambassadors/campus-tours

Group tours are offered for groups of 10 to 30 people, including schools and other organizations interested in bringing their students and/or constituents to the TMCC Dandini Campus. One Student Ambassador is required for every ten individuals. Group tour requests must be submitted at least seven business days before the requested tour date.

Western Nevada College-https://wnc.edu/contact.php

In-person and virtual tours are offered at the Carson City and Fallon campuses of Western Nevada College. To schedule a group tour, follow the link above, and contact the Carson City campus tour coordinator.


Downloadable Resources

This resource includes vocabulary cards focused on the Nevada Legislature and the legislative process that you can display in your classroom or use to help students with the included vocabulary.

These pages include space to take notes or draw pictures when discussing citizenship as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

This resource provides information about the Nevada Assembly and Senate. Included is a second page for students to take notes or record information they learn about the two houses of the Nevada Legislature.

This resource provides a brief overview of some of the differences between the U.S. Constitution and the Nevada Constitution .

Nevada has had four different flags since becoming a state. This resource provides history about each flag and gives students the opportunity to design their own Nevada flag.

There are 17 counties in the state of Nevada including the one independent city of Carson City. This resource is a map of Nevada’s counties along with a blank copy for students to label.

This resource gives students the opportunity to identify something that represents Nevada and explain why that should become an official state symbol.

This Reader’s Theater teaches students about the committee hearing process with a fairytale twist! The Three Little Pigs are trying to make their community safer through the legislative process. There are follow-up activities included with this resource.


More resources

The American Legion Boys State and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State-Boys State and Girls State are programs that offer high school juniors the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of how our government operates. They do this through participating in activities that focus on parliamentary procedure and civic engagement. https://nevadaboysstate.org/home/ and https://nevadagirlsstate.net/

iCivics-founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2009. iCivics provides free resources and games meant to engage students in meaningful civic learning. https://www.icivics.org/

National Archives Education-this site offers a variety of free resources for educators and students including primary sources, activities, professional development opportunities, lessons, ways to visit the National Archives, and more. https://www.archives.gov/education

National Archives Docs Teach-primary sources and teaching activities that help students make a connection to the past- https://www.docsteach.org/

Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project-provides access to “authenticated speech texts, scholarly articles with critical analyses of those speeches, curriculum materials designed for undergraduate teachers and students, and lesson plans for high school and middle school teachers.” https://voicesofdemocracy.umd.edu/

The Annenberg Classroom-free resources that include over 65 videos on constitutional concepts and Supreme Court cases as well as games, lesson plans, timelines, downloadable books, a glossary, and a Constitution guide-https://www.annenbergclassroom.org/

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government-Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government-https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

Bill of Rights Institute-provides access to primary sources, free lesson plans, videos, and essays for U.S. history, government, and civics classrooms-https://billofrightsinstitute.org/

The American Democracy Game-Through the American Democracy Game, students can put themselves in the shoes of a lawmaker and find out what it is like to deal with public policy issues. This website is geared toward students in grades 6 through 8 and focuses on helping students better understand the working of representative democracy-https://www.ncsl.org/legislative-staff/civics-education/the-american-democracy-game

PBS Kids-City Island-This series of short videos, meant for ages 6 through 9, teaches students about civics, problem-solving, cooperation, and community. In City Island, the characters are everyday objects—like lightbulbs, mailboxes, cars, and bikes—that talk and interact with each other in their town. The characters in this show teach students what citizenship means and how to positively impact the world around them-https://pbskids.org/video/city-island

NOTE: The links to the Internet sites above are provided for informational purposes only. The Nevada State Assembly is in no way responsible for the contents of these sites, and their presence on this page should not be construed as an endorsement. If you would like to suggest additional links for this page, or if you notice broken links, please contact the Chief Clerk’s office.