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Upcoming Tours and Events for Middle School Students

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Tours

The Student Presidential Tour (Third - Twelfth Grades)
Time: 75 minutes
“The Student Presidential Tour” is docent-led and includes the orientation film, a tour of the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, Life in the White House, and the current temporary exhibit. This tour is designed to be grade level specific.

Ideas Matter (Fourth - Eighth Grades)
Time: 75 minutes
“Ideas Matter” is a docent-led 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 “Ideas Matter” guidebook complements the tour and helps students learn about America’s achievements during President Clinton’s time in office.

Classroom Programs
Time: Tours will include a 20 minute, age appropriate classroom activity and a 40 minute tour to highlight a selection of our permanent and temporary exhibits.

Civic Literacy: The Clinton Administration (Sixth – Eighth Grades and Ninth – Twelfth Grades)
Dates: Starting February 11, 2014
Gathered around the long table, President Clinton, cabinet secretaries, and other officials made tough choices about the nation’s future. It was in the Cabinet Room that President Clinton gathered senior officials to develop economic strategy, to plan military missions in Kosovo, and to reform welfare. We invite students to experience these high-level negotiations through a classroom discussion that outlines the three branches of government, but focuses primarily on the role of the executive branch. Most importantly, the Civic Literacy Tour will utilize the permanent exhibits such as the Cabinet Room and its interactive stations, and the Policy Alcoves to illustrate key milestones of the Clinton Administration.

Best of Both Worlds (Pre-K - Twelfth Grades)
Special Time: 2.5 hours
The Clinton Foundation and the Heifer International Partnership This partnership allows students of all grades to tour the sites of two first-class international nonprofit organizations located in Little Rock. This visit will include tours of the Clinton Center and Heifer Village – two buildings that have attained LEED Platinum Certification. It is designed to be grade level specific.

Temporary Exhibit Classroom Programs
Time: Tours will include a 20 minute, age appropriate classroom activity and a 40 minute tour to highlight a selection of our permanent and temporary exhibits.

Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America
Dates: January 18, 2014 – April 27, 2014
Created by the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., this exhibition dramatically illustrates the challenge of securing our nation without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded. Through artifacts, multimedia elements, and interactive exhibits, visitors can uncover stories of espionage, treason, and deception in the United States from 1776 to today. Visitors can discover little-known accounts of foreign agents, militias, and radicals, and learn how responses to domestic attacks have driven counterintelligence measures that continue to affect our everyday lives.

Decoding the Message (Sixth - Eighth Grades)
Special Dates: January 18, 2014 – April 27, 2014
All is not what it seems in the world of espionage. Spies sometimes have to conceal or hide messages within other messages. The use of codes and ciphers allows messages to be transmitted safely. By making a cipher, this classroom activity provides students with a fun and challenging game of communication.

Events

Black History Month
Civil Rights Act 1964 – President Lyndon Baines Johnson

Student Program: February 27- 28, 2014 at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to Noon
Public Program: February 27, 2014 at 7 p.m.
This presentation will focus on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the nation’s benchmark civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination. This act was signed into law by President Johnson. This theatrical program presented by the Fine Arts Department of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School will explore the events of 1963 that led to the passage of this significant legislation. Space is limited. To register, please contact Joyce Willis at 501-748-0472 or jwillis@clintonfoundation.org.

Arkansas High School Jazz Festival
Dates: April 25-26, 2014
Location: Clinton Center and Park
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, this free festival is an opportunity for students to enjoy and learn more about jazz, a truly American art form. In partnership with the Arkansas Jazz Educators, the Arkansas High School Jazz Festival will feature performances by top-ranking high school jazz bands from around the state, as well as showcase the talents of professional musicians. The public is invited to attend the performances. More details to be announced.

Celebrating Cultures
Date: May 23, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Clinton Center and Park
Close out the school year with an international festival of activities sponsored by the Clinton Foundation and Riverfest. Held on the grounds of the Clinton Center, “Celebrating Cultures” gives students an opportunity to enjoy music, cultural performances, arts, crafts, and foods from around the world. Schools will register and showcase a culture, country, or cuisine of their choice. This activity is designed to be grade specific. More details to be announced.

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