Teacher and Class Resources

A Message from the Connecticut’s Kid Governor® Team

The Connecticut’s Kid Governor® team is looking forward to another exciting election season this fall. While there is uncertainty about this upcoming school year and how classrooms will look, we are committed to engaging 5th grade students in learning about civics and state government– in the classroom, at home, and in their communities.

We have created our signature Toolkits of lesson plans and resources to guide you through the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program. We are thinking through creative ways to adapt the program for this fall and welcome your suggestions and ideas. Now, more than ever, how to be engaged in our communities is an important lesson that all students should learn. We are committed to supporting you as you teach valuable civics lessons and skills to your 5th graders.

Download the Connecticut’s Kid Governor 2020-21 Brochure HERE!

2020-2021 Toolkits

The Toolkit for Classes and Nominating a Candidate and Voting* is for classes/schools that will nominating a student for consideration in the 2020 Statewide Election (one nominee per school). The toolkit includes lessons about Connecticut’s three branches of government, the role of the governor, the history and process of voting, leadership, identifying and researching important community issues, developing campaign platforms and speeches, filming your nominee’s campaign video, and analyzing campaign videos. CLICK HERE to download.

The Toolkit for Voting-Only Classes* is for classes/schools that will only be voting in the Statewide Election (not nominating a student). This Toolkit is a condensed version of the Toolkit for Classes Nominating a Candidate and Voting and includes lessons about Connecticut’s three branches of government, the role of the governor, this history and process of voting, leadership, and analyzing campaign videos. CLICK HERE to download.

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Resources for All Classes!

Stay tuned for more resources coming soon!