Stay Home, Stay Safe with Connecticut’s Kid Governor

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 4-8, 2020

This video is brought to you by Connecticut’s Kid Governor® and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra Stanfield has recorded this special message to Connecticut teachers, thanking them for their incredible work during the COVID-19 outbreak and always.

Bringing Civic Learning into the Digital Classroom: Distance Learning Resources

The team at Connecticut’s Kid Governor has been hard at work adapting CTKG resources for distance learning and creating new activities. We’ve curated a list of resources for you to use with your students. Most are designed for 5th graders but can easily be adapted for younger and older students. Our resources are divided into five categories for easy planning: Kid Governor & Civic Action, State Government & Civics, Community, Leadership, and Voting. Check out these lessons and activities today!

Click HERE to check out our Distance Learning Resources.

ICYMI: 2019 CTKG Ella Appears on NBC’s Little Big Shots with Melissa McCarthy

On Sunday, May 3rd, 2019 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Ella Briggs was a guest on NBC’s Little Big Shots with Melissa McCarthy. CTKG Ella was recognized for her Pride-Hope-Love platform on the show. Watch her speech from the broadcast above and click HERE to learn more about 2019 CTKG Ella.

“We’re all in this together!”: CTKG Myra Shares a Message with Connecticut Students

This video is brought to you by Connecticut’s Kid Governor® and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Myra Stanfield recorded this special message for Connecticut students as they distance learn during COVID-19. She shares a message of positivity and encourages students to make a difference in their communities while social distancing.

Virtual Meet the Candidates Traveling Exhibit

While the Meet the Candidates Exhibit is unable to travel this spring, students and their families can still explore from the comfort of home. Click through the virtual exhibit to learn about the community issues and plans of action developed by the students who ran for Kid Governor during the 2019 Statewide Election.

Click here for more about the Virtual Traveling Exhibit.

Spreading Kindness with 2016 CTKG Elena

2016 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena Tipton is back with a series on how to show kindness while social distancing. Each week, CTKG Elena shares different ideas on how to make an impact on your community, how to show kindness from six feet away, and more!

Storytime with Elissa Grodin, Author of D is for Democracy

As a part of our new Distance Learning resources, Connecticut’s Kid Governor and The Connecticut Democracy Center are thrilled to bring you this reading of D is for Democracy, read by author Elissa Grodin.

Connecticut’s Kid Governor® is a national award-winning civics program created by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. The program is presented with major funding and support from CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation, and in partnership with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies.