Permanent Exhibit Programs & Tours
The Student Presidential Tour
The Student Presidential Tour provides students the opportunity to explore the life and work of President Clinton. Students will have a discussion during the tour to connect the various roles of the President – Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Chief Diplomat, Ceremonial Head of State – through the featured permanent exhibitions. Additionally, the tour will introduce students to issues and policies relevant to President Clinton’s eight years in office, allowing them to reflect on the changes that have taken place over the past two decades in America and around the world. This tour will last 60 minutes.
Best of Both Worlds
In Partnership with Heifer International
One stop – two enriching tours! This partnership allows students to visit the sites of two world-class, non-profit organizations located in Little Rock. This experience will include the Student Presidential Tour at the Clinton Center and a student tour of Heifer Village. Best of Both Worlds is designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to 150 minutes.Ideas Matter
Ideas Matter is a self-guided tour that challenges young leaders to think about the ideas and qualities that have been important to President Clinton throughout his life. A custom-designed guidebook complements the tour and helps students learn about America’s achievements during President Clinton’s time in office. This tour will last 75 minutes.
Civic Literacy: The Crisis in Kosovo
As they assembled around the long table of the Cabinet Room, President Clinton, his Cabinet secretaries, and other government officials made tough choices about the nation’s future. We invite students to experience these high-level negotiations through a classroom activity that allows them to play the roles of foreign policy advisors who, among other things, planned and implemented military missions in Kosovo. The Civic Literacy Tour utilizes the Clinton Center’s permanent exhibits, including the Cabinet Room and the Policy Alcoves, in addition to a classroom component. Educators may choose between a 60- or 120-minute tour and program. The 120-minute program provides provides students with a more in-depth experience based on the National Issue Forum (NIF) deliberation format. More information about NIF is available at www.nihi.org.
Civic Literacy: The Crisis in Northern Ireland
Since the formation of the Republic of Ireland in 1949, there have been rising tensions between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. President Clinton
was the first sitting U.S. President to visit Northern Ireland and is credited with shepherding the Good Friday Agreement that quelled conflicts related to longstanding religious differences, terrorism, and complicated diplomatic ties. The Civic Literacy program utilizes the Clinton Center’s permanent exhibits, including the Cabinet Room and the Policy Alcoves, for this cross-Atlantic deliberation. This program will last for 60 minutes.
Hope, Endurance, and Justice
Students will visit The Anne Frank Tree installation and examine four historical episodes – the Holocaust, the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of
Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957 – which serve as poignant and painful reminders of the complicated journey toward social justice in Arkansas and around the world. This is offered as a guided or self-guided experience. After the tour, students will participate in a guided discussion on modern issues reflecting on the themes of hope, endurance, and justice. This tour and classroom program will last for 60 minutes.
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Temporary Exhibit Programs
The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit
In 1995, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton narrated one of the first interactive art tours on the world wide web for The White House Collection of American Crafts. Over the last 25 years, modern technology has changed the way students learn and express their creativity.
While touring The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit
, students will examine the objects in the gallery through the STEAM disciplines – science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In the classroom, students will analyze STEAM concepts (density, melting point, boiling point, solubility, flammability) that are used to create art in different mediums. Click here to see the lesson plan based on approved educational standards.
Special Events & Programs
Civics Capstone Project Fair – Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going
April 24, 2019 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – Noon.
The Civics Capstone Fair encourages middle school students to get informed, get inspired, and take action while gaining a deeper understanding of current civic issues presented to them by their peers.
Each year, ninth grade civics students in the Little Rock School District create their own civic engagement projects. Bring your middle school students to see these high school students’ ideas for making the world a better place. Selected students from each of the five LRSD high schools will be on site to discuss their projects.
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