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Every spring I look forward to meeting student and teachers from TX-19 during their school trip to our nation’s capital. With our lives being upended and plans being canceled, I wanted to ensure that no student missed the chance to learn about the history of our capital and how our government works. Below, you will find a ‘virtual tour’ I guided through the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, White House, and national monuments.

With students and teachers all across West Texas having to adjust to distance learning, I wanted to provide resources offered by the federal government to assist both teachers and students during these difficult times.

The Kids in the House website is a public service provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Their mission is to provide educational and entertaining information about the legislative branch of the United States Government to students of all ages. Topics covered include the role of the U.S. House of Representatives, the legislative process, and House history.

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching.

Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district.  Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.