Middle School Programs


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.

 

Tours

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

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
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


Classroom Programs

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 foreign policy advisors who, among other things, planned and implemented military missions in Kosovo. The Civic Literacy Tour utilizes the Clinton Presidential Library’s permanent exhibits, the Cabinet Room replica and the Policy Alcoves, in addition to a 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

Clinton's Cabinet

 

Hope, Endurance, and Justice
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

Louder Than Words – Rock, Power, and Politics Soundtrack of American Life
March 10 – August 5th, 2018

Since it burst on the scene, rock ‘n’ roll has been the soundtrack of American life, and music from the genre – like Bob Dylan’s “The Times, They Are a-Changin,” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” – has often responded to current events. This classroom activity will present music that speaks on behalf of the American people. Students will discuss current events and create their own soundtrack of music that responds – both in obvious and not-so-obvious ways – to their lives as American teenagers.

Since it burst on the scene, rock and roll has been the soundtrack of American life. It’s been there at every moment – in war and peace, in the struggle for human rights, in triumph and tragedy. Politically, it marches with us in protest, champions the American Dream, supports campaigns, and amplifies our voices when we demand change. It embraces those who are different and encourages other to do the same. Rock and roll is the voice of “us” – of people around the world who strive to be heard. It reflects our world or a call for it to change. The music speaks for us and with us, and ultimately is louder than words.

Using video, multimedia, photographs, periodicals and artifacts, this exhibit showcases the intersection between rock and politics. It will explore how artists exercise their First Amendment rights, challenge assumptions and beliefs, stimulate thought, and effect change.
Sixth Grade Louder Than Words Frameworks
Seventh Grade Louder Than Words Frameworks
Eighth Grade Louder Than Words Frameworks

 

COMING SOON, FALL 2018 – New Temporary Exhibits
White House, Green Building: September 8th, 2018 – March 24th, 2019
White House Collection of American Crafts:   September 15th, 2018 – March 3rd, 2019

 

Special Events and Programs

Letters from Anne and Martin
Presented in partnership with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.
Join us at the Clinton Presidential Library for Letters from Anne and Martin, a performance that combines the iconic voices of Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Developed from excerpts from The Diary of Anne Frank and Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” this program evokes the important messages from these legendary figures as they write of their hopes and plans for a peaceful and unified world. Following the presentation, staff of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect will facilitate a discussion.
Fall 2018 Date TBA • 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & noon – 1:30 p.m.
Sixth Grade Letters from Anne and Martin Frameworks
Seventh Grade Letters from Anne and Martin Frameworks
Eighth Grade Letters from Anne and Martin Frameworks

Black History Month Student Programs
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.
School Programs:
February 2019 Dates TBA
Public Programs:
February 2019 Date TBA
Sixth Grade Black History Month Frameworks
Seventh Grade Black History Month Frameworks
Eighth Grade Black History Month Frameworks

The Little Rock Nine

Civics Capstone Project Fair – Get Informed, Get Inspired, and Get Going
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.
May 2019 Date TBA • 9:30 am, 11 am
Sixth Grade Civics Capstone Project Fair Frameworks
Seventh Grade Civics Capstone Project Fair Frameworks
Eighth Grade Civics Capstone Project Fair 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  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.