Welcome to the iDome "Capitol to Classroom" program, which seeks to offer teachers a convenient, fun, and engaging way to educate students on Illinois government. By accessing this web page, you will be able to find all the resources needed for the program, including lesson plans, activities, and other materials.
iDome “Capitol to Classroom” was created to be a resource for educators incorporating civics education into their day. This program was developed in response to Public Act 099-0434 which requires high school students to complete at least one semester of civics and the Illinois Learning Standards for Social Science which emphasizes civics education in all grades K-12. Well-rounded civics education that meets the requirements of the Standards and Public Act 099-0434 includes many components and approaches to education; iDome “Capitol to Classroom” strives to provide a resource for one of those components.
This program focuses on the State of Illinois government through a variety of resources and activities intended to engage students in the government of our state. The activities and materials found within this program are intended to be one resource out of several that educators use to meet the rigor of the Standards.
Through the iDome “Capitol to Classroom” program, students will be able to independently think about state government and will possess the knowledge to influence the process. Just as importantly, the iDome "Capitol to Classroom" program will show Illinois’ youth that their voice truly matters in our democratic process.
- Educate Illinois’ youth on the functions of state government and the legislative process;
- Encourage civic participation and youth engagement in government, particularly within their own communities;
- Demonstrate the importance of compromise within the Illinois General Assembly.
Request a Visit
Throughout the school year (September to April), Senator McConnaughay is available to visit classrooms to talk about the importance of civic participation.
If you are interested in having Senator McConnaughay visit your classroom as part of the iDome "Capitol to Classroom" program, please email your formal scheduling request to email@example.com. Please place "iDome Capitol to Classroom Visit" in the subject line of your email.