Why Join Us?
THSC Capitol Days is the ultimate hands-on learning experience in state government and a valuable tool for lobbying the Texas legislature on current issues of importance. Students and families meet in Austin for activities and training in the legislative process.Register for Capitol Days
Bring your family and learn about the legislative process.
Defend your freedom to homeschool and raise your child.
Meet actual Texas representatives and staff.
Help pass a real law.
Enrich Your Capitol Days Experience!
Produced by THSC specifically for Texas homeschoolers, this helpful, 80-page unit study helps to fulfill the requirement of “good citizenship.”
Using this study, elementary through high school age students will gain a more complete understanding of government and the Texas legislature through the activities, projects and reading assignments. This study comes complete with a digital PDF student booklet and answer key.
Perfect for those looking to understand the state governmental process, this study takes students of all ages through the three branches of government and the law-making process. Students will write their senators and representatives, and high school-age students will research a piece of legislation. Take advantage of this hands-on enrichment for your homeschool!Please note that the “Lone Star Study” is a popular addition to the Capitol Days experience. However, it is not a requirement for participation in Capitol Days.
Download Your Copy
The Lone Star Study is only available as a THSC member benefit. To access your copy of the Lone Star Study, log into your member portal and download a copy.Log In
Become a Member
Not a member? Join THSC today and receive access to the Lone Star Study and much more. THSC is constantly working to promote homeschooling and parental rights.Join now!
This has become a favorite event and we hope to never miss [it]. As a mom/teacher, I learn as much as my children!
Thank you so much for this opportunity. I hoped it would be a good learning experience for my son, but ended up being a great learning experience for both of us. We both learned so much about the exhaustive process to get a bill passed into law.
It was an amazing and informative day!!! Great speakers and guests!!! It was a hands-on experience that was engaging and empowering!!!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is my elected representative?
Want to know who your elected representative is?
Visit the Texas House search page.
What does a typical Capitol Day look like?
Does my toddler have to pay to attend Capitol Days with me?
Children 3 years of age and over must be registered to attend Capitol Days. Younger children who will sit in a parent’s lap or stroller do not need to register.
How old do children have to be to participate in Capitol Days?
There is not an age requirement but we find that generally children should be approximately 10 years old in order to fully understand the information and enjoy participating in the days’ activities.
Schedule of Events
What to Expect
In the morning session, attendees learn about current pending legislation important to Texas homeschoolers. After lunch attendees will reconvene, divide into teams and spend the afternoon at the Texas State Capitol delivering informational packets and lobbying the homeschool position to legislators and their staff.
|1:00||Meet with Legislators|