Classroom Resources

Start Here!

Annual Startup Guide: This guide is your first stop in preparing for the 2021-22 Kid Governor program. It contains details for this year’s program, links to materials, participation tips, and program dates.

The Oregon’s Kid Governor® Toolkit

The Toolkit for Classes Nominating a Candidate and Voting includes lessons about Oregon’s 3 branches of government, the role of the governor, the history and process of voting, identifying and researching important community issues, researching issues, and developing campaign platforms and speeches.

Toolkit Nominating and Voting Classes

The Toolkit for Voting-Only Classes is a condensed version of the Toolkit for Classes Nominating a Candidate and Voting and includes lessons about Oregon’s 3 branches of government, the role of the governor, and the history and process of voting.

Toolkit Voting Only Classes

Nominating and Voting Classes should also download:

Parent-Guardian Permission Packet: We recommend that classes nominating a candidate send this letter home with students for family review and permission prior to the start of the Toolkit lessons. The form is not required and is for in-class use only. Signed papers do not need to be returned to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office.

Rules & Entry Forms – These official Entry Forms must be submitted with your school’s nominee for the Oregon’s Kid Governor Statewide Election.

Video Introductions

KidGov Intro VideoNarrated by current and past Kid Governor students, there are introduction videos for lessons one through five as well an an overall introduction video. These are available with the class materials provided to classrooms, but are also on YouTube for everyone to check out!

For Students

Student Action Resource Center

Visit the Student Action Resource Center to learn more about exploring community issues and developing action plans.