The League produces a highly acclaimed civics textbook, The State We're In: Washington - Your Guide to State, Tribal and Local Government, a friendly, easy-to-read primer that covers the basics of what government is, how it works, and why we should care about it. It is generously illustrated with graphs, photos and drawings.
The State We're In is the only book that includes historic and current Tribal government as an integral part of civics education. It’s telling of Washington state’s history is fully inclusive of all the peoples of our state.
Written for grades 7- 12, it is also a useful tool for ELL, GED and Basic Education programs. Its Teacher's Curriculum Guide is coded to all current state standards. Teachers, librarians and the Washington State Indian Education Association endorse it, and over 22,500 copies have been distributed statewide.
Online versions of The State We're In are available here.
Questions? Contact the state office by e-mail or call (206) 622-8961.
This colorful poster was adapted from a chapter in the League’s civics textbook: The State We're In: Washington - Your Guide to State, Tribal and Local Government. It describes many aspects of citizenship and encourages thinking about things we can do in our daily lives to make democracy work better.