Upper Elementary Programs


Education Programs for Upper Elementary School Students (Third – Fifth 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 correlation to the Arkansas Social Studies and Language Arts standards for the tour listed.
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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 Center and Heifer Village – two buildings that have attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. The tours are designed to be grade-level specific and will last up to two and a half hours.
Third Grade Best of Both Worlds Frameworks
Fourth Grade Best of Both Worlds Frameworks
Fifth Grade Best of Both Worlds Frameworks

Student Presidential Tour
The Student Presidential Tour is docent-led and includes the Clinton Center’s orientation film, a tour of its Cabinet Room, Oval Office, and the current temporary exhibit. Additionally, students will spend time in Life in the White House to explore the significance of a White House State Dinner. This tour will last one hour and 15 minutes.
Third Grade Student Presidential Frameworks
Fourth Grade Student Presidential Frameworks
Fifth Grade Student Presidential Frameworks

 

Temporary Exhibit Classroom Programs

Art of Africa – A Trip around Africa
Take a trip around the African continent! Within this classroom experience, students will explore Africa – second largest in land mass next to Asia – by interpreting historically significant gifts from four countries: Egypt, Togo, Uganda, and South Africa. Through the study of these gifts and countries, we will explore the culture, national symbols, and art to gain a more holistic understanding of 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.
Third Grade Art of Africa Frameworks
Fourth Grade Art of Africa Frameworks
Fifth Grade Art of Africa Frameworks

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu Peace and Democracy
Ubuntu (oo’boon(t)oo) – a quality that includes the essential human virtues: compassion and humanity.

President Bill Clinton frequently speaks about his admiration and deep rooted respect for President Nelson Mandela, a leader who brought peace, democracy, and freedom to South Africa and inspiration to the masses. Students will learn about the dynamic life of President Mandela, and the six years that the administrations’ of President Clinton and President Mandela overlapped. Students will also study selected items from the Clinton Presidential Library’s permanent collection as well as items from President Clinton’s personal collection. An optional tour of the temporary exhibit is available.

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Matthew Willman as he revisited many of the locations that played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and President Mandela’s personal fight for freedom. Visitors will travel throughout South Africa with Mandela via Willman’s camera lens: Mvezo Village, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Robben Island. The exhibit will also feature artifacts from Mandela’s life on loan from The Nelson Mandela Foundation as well as artifacts displaying the deep connection between Presidents Mandela and Bill Clinton from President Clinton’s own collection.

From humble beginnings to a life dedicated to resistance, Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu tells the story of a young South African boy who became a man prepared to die in the name of equality, justice, and freedom. This exhibition provides a platform for sharing the values so richly present throughout President Mandela’s life to understand the role forgiveness, leadership, truth, and sacrifice play in overcoming the challenges we face in society today.
Third Grade Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu Frameworks
Fourth Grade Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu Frameworks
Fifth Grade Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu Frameworks

 

Special Events & Programs

Meet the President: Theodore Roosevelt
Meet the President: Theodore Roosevelt is a unique opportunity for upper elementary school students learn more about the 26th President of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt served two terms as president and is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation. During the hour long program, Joe Weigand will bring Roosevelt to life and answer questions from students while in character. For more information, contact Kathleen Pate at kathleen.pate@nara.gov or (501) 244-2704.
Wednesday, October 25 at 9:30 am, 11 am
Thursday, October 26 at 9:30 am, 11 am
Third Grade Meet the President: Theodore Roosevelt Frameworks
Fourth Grade Meet the President: Theodore Roosevelt Frameworks
Fifth Grade Meet the President: Theodore Roosevelt Frameworks

Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor: Mrs. Irene Butter
The Clinton Center’s outdoor installation, The Anne Frank Tree, provides a unique opportunity for students of all ages to learn more about the ongoing struggle for social justice and human rights. On January 31, 2018, on the Jewish holiday Tu BiShvat, which means “New Year for Trees,” Holocaust survivor Mrs. Irene Butter will lead two educational programs. Butter was born in Berlin and grew up as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Europe. A survivor of two concentration camps, she came to the United States in 1945. Since the late 1980s, she has been teaching students about the Holocaust and the lessons she learned during those traumatic years. She continues to travel the country and speak about the Holocaust and her upcoming memoir, Seize the Sky, which will further detail her journey. Please register for the program here.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:30 am
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:30 am
Third Grade Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor Frameworks
Fourth Grade Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor Frameworks
Fifth Grade Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor 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, inspired by the Clinton Center’s temporary exhibit, Louder than Words – Rock, Power, and Politics, enlightens students about events that influenced the history of our country. Additional program details will be announced.
School Programs:
February 22, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. – noon
February 23, 2018 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. – noon
Public Programs:
February 25, 2018 • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Third Grade Black History Month Frameworks
Fourth Grade Black History Month Frameworks
Fifth Grade Black History Month Frameworks

Arkansas Literary Festival
Presented in partnership with Central Arkansas Library System.
The Arkansas Literary Festival is the foremost gathering of readers and writers in Arkansas. A noted children’s book author will present two programs at the Clinton Center and one program at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center. More details to be announced.
April 27, 2018

 

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.