What role should the United States play in the changing international environment of the 21st century?

Launched in 1998, the Capitol Forum is an experiential civic education initiative that seeks to raise awareness on critical international issues and to help develop a foundation for long term civic engagement. The program is organized on a statewide basis and involves students both within their social studies classroom and at their state capitol in the spring.

Organizing Resources for Capitol Forum

Getting Started

Outreach and Teacher Selection

Introductory Workshop

Pre-Forum Planning

Planning the Capitol Forum

Post-Forum Activities

Teacher Resources

Capitol Forum Curriculum Resource Book

Teacher Leadership Guide

Lead Teacher’s Guide

Session I: Breakout Leader’s Guide

Breakout II: Facilitator’s Guide

Senate Foreign Relations Panel Preparation

U.S. Role in a Changing World Ballot


If you are planning a Forum in your state, school, district, or region, we’d like to hear from you

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