Lower Elementary Programs


Education Programs for Lower Elementary School Students (Pre-K – Second Grades)

The Clinton Presidential Library offers a variety of educational experiences for elementary, middle and high school classes visiting the museum. All student tours are scheduled Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. School groups, homeschool groups, and school personnel are admitted for FREE with a reservation. All additional adults will be admitted at the group rate of $8.00 per adult.

To make a reservation for a school group or field trip, fill out our online reservation form here.

Frameworks

Select your grade level for a document that contains correlations to the Arkansas Social Studies and Language Arts standards for the programs listed.
All Kindergarten Programs
All First Grade Programs
All Second Grade Programs

 

Tours

Mini-Presidential Tour
The Mini-Presidential Tour is docent-led and includes a tour of the Oval Office, the Life in the White House exhibit, and the current temporary exhibit. This tour is grade level specific and lasts 45 minutes.
Kindergarten Mini-Presidential Frameworks
First Grade Mini-Presidential Frameworks
Second Grade Mini-Presidential Frameworks

 

Object-Based Learning Programs

Object-based learning programs create an educational atmosphere which artifacts become central to the lesson. Special objects will be available, providing multiple ways to connect students’ thoughts with the subject matter. Each program includes classroom activities, as well as a tour of the exhibits, and lasts one hour and 15 minutes.

Holidays at the White House
Each year, the White House hosts many events that celebrate our nation’s diversity. Students will learn more about these holiday traditions by viewing and touching the types of objects that are used during these celebrations. Following the classroom activity, the students will find similar artifacts in the permanent exhibit, Life in the White House. The docent-led tour also includes the Oval Office and the current temporary exhibit.
Kindergarten Holidays at the White House Frameworks
First Grade Holidays at the White House Frameworks
Second Grade Holidays at the White House Frameworks

National Symbols
Why is the bald eagle a national symbol of this great nation? Why are there 50 stars on the U.S. flag? Bring your students to the Clinton Center to learn these answers and much more. Students will be introduced to national symbols through a hands-on classroom activity. They will find national symbols – the bald eagle, the American flag, the Presidential Seal, the Statue of Liberty, and the White House – while exploring the permanent exhibit. The docent-led tour also includes the Oval Office, Life in the White House, and the current temporary exhibit.
Kindergarten National Symbols Frameworks
First Grade National Symbols Frameworks
Second Grade National Symbols Frameworks

 

Temporary Exhibit Classroom Programs

Art of Africa: All about Africa
Africa is a vast and diverse continent with rich history and culture. Students participating in this program will discuss the culture, language, and music spanning Senegal to South Africa. Students will view examples of African art, many of which were gifts received by President Clinton during his visits to Africa.

African art is as diverse as the continent itself, ranging from traditional masks and wood carvings to ornately designed batik and kente cloths. Art of Africa: One Continent, Limitless Vision explores the colors, shapes, and textures of Africa through the William J. Clinton Presidential Library’s stunning collection of art from the continent as well as pieces from President Bill Clinton’s personal collection.

This exhibit features a dynamic presentation of textiles, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and clothing given as gifts to President and First Lady Clinton by African Heads of State and by the artisans who created them. This exhibit immerses visitors in Africa’s diverse spirit of artistic expression that continues to evolve today.
Kindergarten Art of Africa Frameworks
First Grade Art of Africa Frameworks
Second Grade Art of Africa Frameworks

 

Special Events

Dr. Seuss’s Week-long Birthday Party
Get students excited about reading by celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the Clinton Center! Local celebrities will read from their favorite books and share their love of reading with elementary-aged students. Students will receive a book from the Dr. Seuss collection and enjoy a birthday surprise. Make your reservations now! Limited space is available.
February 26 – March 2, 2018
Kindergarten Dr. Seuss’s Week-long Birthday Party Frameworks
First Grade Dr. Seuss’s Week-long Birthday Party Frameworks
Second Grade Dr. Seuss’s Week-long Birthday Party Frameworks

 

School Group Tour Information

Practical Information
All student tours are scheduled Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Students, homeschool groups, and school personnel are admitted for FREE with a reservation. All additional adults will be admitted at the group rate of $8.00 per adult. To make a reservation for a school group, complete our online reservation form at www.clintonfoundation.org/cpcschooltour or call Volunteer and Visitor Services at 501.748.0419.

Transportation Assistance
Limited bus transportation grants for school districts are available. For more information, please contact Joyce Willis at 501.748.0472.

Transportation assistance is made possible by a generous grant from Bank of America Foundation.

Forty Two
Our award-winning on-site restaurant, Forty Two, can provide healthy lunches for your school visit. For more information about menu options, contact Courtney Channell at 501.537.0042.

Clinton Museum Store
The Clinton Museum Store, now located inside the lobby of the Clinton Center, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectables, and more. The Museum Store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Special packages for school groups are available. Call 501.748.0400 for more information. Shop online at www.clintonmuseumstore.com.

Oval Office Group Photos
Following your student group tour, photos of your group in the Oval Office are available for purchase from an exclusive photographer. Contact: olivia@freezeframe.com.