Education Programs for Middle School Students (Sixth – Eighth 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.
Student Presidential Tour
The Student Presidential Tour is docent-led and includes a tour of its Cabinet Room replica, Life in the White House, Oval Office replica, and the current temporary exhibit. Students will have a discussion on 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. This tour will last one hour and 15 minutes.
Sixth Grade Student Presidential Tour Frameworks
Seventh Grade Student Presidential Tour Frameworks
Eighth Grade Student Presidential Tour Frameworks
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 one hour and 15 minutes.
Sixth Grade Ideas Matter Frameworks
Seventh Grade Ideas Matter Frameworks
Eighth Grade Ideas Matter Frameworks
Best of Both Worlds
Presented in partnership with Heifer International
This partnership allows students to tour the sites of two world-class non-profit organizations located in Little Rock. This visit will include tours of the Clinton Presidential Library and Heifer Village – two buildings that have attained Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. The tours are designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to two and a half hours.
Sixth Grade Best of Both Worlds Frameworks
Seventh Grade Best of Both Worlds Frameworks
Eighth Grade Best of Both Worlds Frameworks
Cabinet Room Simulation: 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 presidential advisers who, among other things, planned and implemented the U.S. response to the crisis in Kosovo. The program includes a tour of the Clinton Presidential Library’s permanent exhibits, highlighting the Cabinet Room replica and the Policy Alcoves, in addition to the classroom component.
Sixth Grade Cabinet Room Simulation The Crisis in Kosovo Frameworks
Seventh Grade Cabinet Room Simulation The Crisis in Kosovo Frameworks
Eighth Grade Cabinet Room Simulation The Crisis in Kosovo Frameworks
Hope, Endurance, and Justice
Presented by the Clinton Foundation
In 2009, the Clinton Foundation received a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex where she and her family hid during World War II. The Anne Frank Tree Installation stands as a symbol of hope, endurance, and justice on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Library. It commemorates the injustice of the Holocaust, as well as the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School integration crisis of 1957. On this guided tour, with an optional self-guided experience, students will visit the Anne Frank Tree installation and examine these historic episodes, which serve as poignant and painful reminders of the complicated journey toward social justice in Arkansas and around the world. After the guided tour, students will reflect with a lesson in the Clinton Presidential Library classroom.
Sixth Grade Hope, Endurance, and Justice Frameworks
Seventh Grade Hope, Endurance, and Justice Frameworks
Eighth Grade Hope, Endurance, and Justice Frameworks
Temporary Exhibit Programs
White House, Green Building
September 8, 2018 – March 24, 2019
Join the Green Team
There are many exciting ways to be part of the green building movement. In our temporary exhibit White House, Green Building, students will learn about how President Clinton worked to protect the environment and what makes the Clinton Presidential Library a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. In the classroom, students will explore career opportunities related to eco-friendly technology.
White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit
September 15, 2018 – March 31, 2019
Presented by the Clinton Foundation
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 are in different mediums.
Best of Both Collections
Presented by the Clinton Foundation in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Center
In conjunction with our current temporary exhibit, this partnership allows students to visit the White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit at the Clinton Center and view drawings, contemporary craft, and special collections at the Arkansas Arts Center. The combined tours are limited to 100 students and are designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to 2 1/2 hours.
Special Events and Programs
Black History Month Programs
Student Programs: February 21 & 22, 2019 • 9:30 am – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Public Program: February 24, 2019 • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Presented in partnership with Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School
We will celebrate Black History Month with a series of historically-rooted performances by Parkview High School drama, choir, and orchestra students. This annual educational and entertaining experience enlightens students about events that influenced the history of our country. Additional program details will be announced.
Civics Capstone Project Fair – Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going
May 1, 2019 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Each year, ninth grade civics students in the Little Rock School District draw inspiration from Chelsea’s Clinton book It’s Your World to create their own civic engagement projects. Bring your middle school students to see the civics students’ ideas for making the world a better place. Selected students from each of the five LRSD high schools will be on hand to discuss their projects.
Clinton Foundation Special Events & Programs
Fall Service Day
September 28, 2018
Inspired by our annual Global Youth Service Day program, the inaugural Fall Service Day is hosted in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank. The day will include a conversation at the Clinton Center with Director Angela Oxford and Assistant
Director Claire Allison of the University of Arkansas’s Center for Community Engagement, followed by a hands-on service project at the Arkansas Foodbank. September is Hunger Action Month, so our service and programming will focus on food insecurity in Arkansas.
Near Normal Man: A Conversation and Documentary Showing with Holocaust Survivor Ben Stern
October 4, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Clinton Center’s outdoor installation, The Anne Frank Tree, provides a unique opportunity for students to learn more about the ongoing struggle for social justice and human rights. Students will view Near Normal Man, a 30-minute documentary film, featuring a first-hand account by Ben Stern. Mr. Stern survived two ghettos, nine concentration camps, the Nazi physician Josef Mengele, and two death marches. After the showing, he will reflect on the film and his experiences as a Holocaust survivor.
Conversations with Anne
October 18, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
October 19, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Presented in partnership with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect
Held in conjunction with Anne Frank Tree installation, this one-act solo performance is taken directly from Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. Conversations with Anne gives the audience an interactive look at Anne’s experience of her time in hiding. After the performance, the actress will answer questions in character. Anne Frank’s diary is used in the performance to illustrate the dangers of intolerance, antisemitism, racism, and discrimination in hopes of inspiring communities to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect.
American Craft Student Art Expo
November 5, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
To complement our current temporary exhibit, The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, the Clinton Center will host the American Craft Student Art Expo. The Clinton Center invites art teachers to challenge their students to create their best craft art made from wood, clay, glass, textiles, or metal. Craft art may include decorative arts that fuse beauty with functionality or studio crafts which includes pottery, weaving, and woodworking. On November 5, 2018, students are invited to bring their final art pieces to the Great Hall of the Clinton Center to receive feedback from a renowned artist. The students’ art will be photographed for an online gallery that is similar to one that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton narrated for The White House Collection of American Crafts Exhibit, which was the first Internet virtual gallery ever created. Additionally, select pieces will be exhibited in a pop-up exhibit at the Clinton Center. Additional details to be announced.
Seeds of Peace
Workshop: November 9, 2018 • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; November 10, 2018 • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; November 11, 2018 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Planning Session: January 19, 2019
Ideas Matter Student Forum: March 28, 2019
With a mission of creating more inclusive schools and communities, Seeds of Peace is a three-part series that will provide 15 educators and 15 students the opportunity to create change in their communities. The first session is an intensive two-day workshop that offers the opportunity to build meaningful relationships across identity lines, explore difficult issues that affect the lives of teens and educators in Arkansas, and learn new skills in navigating conflict. The students and educators will meet again on January 19, 2019, to frame the topic for the inaugural Ideas Matter Student Forum on March 28, 2019.
Students and educators who are interested should visit http://www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org/education to learn more about and apply to the Seeds of Peace Workshop. Selected participants will be notified in September.
About Seeds of Peace:
For 25 years, Seeds of Peace has been a leader in person-to-person conflict resolution. Through a dialogue model, nearly 7,000 teens from communities experiencing conflict have been brought together to engage in meaningful dialogue and leadership development programs.
Empowering Girls and Women
March 6, 2019
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this program will feature women who have reached new heights and inspired others to reach their full potential. This program is inspired by the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to advance the full participation of girls and women, and will feature a panel of women who served in the Clinton Administration. Additional details will be announced.
School Group Tour 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.
Limited bus transportation grants for school districts are available. For more information, please contact the Clinton Foundation education department at 501.748.0557.
Transportation assistance is made possible by a generous grant from Bank of America Foundation.
42 bar and table
Our award-winning on-site restaurant, 42 bar and table, can provide healthy lunches for your school visit. For more information about menu options, contact the restaurant 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, collectibles, and more. The 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.