Middle school students visiting the Old State Capitol will be given the chance to split into teams to investigate different aspects of the building such as the role of the capitol, how technology changed over time and how decorative elements also served a function. Each team will report back its findings. These activities provide a deeper knowledge of the history and the humanity of the building.

Here are some activities you can use with students before and after your tour:

Middle School Standards

The Democratic Process:  https://www.texasgateway.org/resource/american-government-democratic-process


This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.