Upcoming Tours, Programs, and Events for High School Students
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.
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.
Special Temporary Exhibit Programs
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. (This exhibit is designed to be viewed by families and schools although the content is most appropriate for children ages 12 and up.)
Media and Terrorism in Modern History (Ninth – Twelfth Grades)
Special Dates: January 18, 2014 – April 27, 2014
During a crisis, the pressure on officials to provide answers – and for the press to report them – is intense. It’s usually not until days, months, or sometimes years after an incident that we have a clear understanding of what transpired. The pressure to “get the word out” often leads to misinformation that can generate misperceptions and increase public fear. Students will evaluate the media coverage of a recent event and discuss its effect on public perception.
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.
Little Rock Nine and Congressional Gold Medal Tour (Ninth - Twelfth Grades)
Special Time: This tour, including both locations, will last approximately three hours
The Clinton Center and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Partnership joint program combines tours of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and the Clinton Center to explore the significance of the Little Rock Nine, the impact their actions had on America, and the inspiration they gave to President Clinton. A special highlight of the tour at the Clinton Center includes viewing one of the Little Rock Nine’s Congressional Gold Medals.
Black History Month Programming
The Clinton Center and Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Student Program (Ninth - Twelfth Grades)
Date: February 2014
Location: Great Hall
In partnership with the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, the Clinton Center will host a student program in February. This program will engage and expose students to the talents and accomplishments of one of the distinguished inductees to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. More details to be announced.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Annual Trivia Challenge
Date and Time: March 18, 2014 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Great Hall
High schools from the Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County Special School Districts will compete in a “Jeopardy”-style game related to the Clinton Center’s exhibits, facts from the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and information from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Topics include famous Arkansans, Arkansas politics, Arkansas places and symbols, and presidents and first ladies. Prizes and a traveling trophy will be awarded to the winning team. Last year’s winning team was Maumelle High School.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Conference
Dates: April 7-8, 2014
Future Business Leaders of America’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The Clinton Center will host, in-part, the 2014 FBLA State Conference in the Great Hall, provide field-area experts to assist in evaluation, and challenge students to develop a business plan in the following capacities:
“Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): Green Building Initiative” – Students are invited to evaluate and develop a business plan to help improve sustainability, to reduce waste, to lower global warming, and to leave the earth without a carbon footprint. The business plan must include cost and an expected outcome analysis. More details to be announced.
Global Youth Service Day (Ninth - Twelfth Grades)
Date and Time: April 11, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Great Hall
Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth. The Clinton Center, in partnership with City Year Little Rock, will host a GYSD 2014 service-learning conference. More than 200 area high school students will participate in service-learning activities at the Center as well as engage in an off-site service project. Last school year’s special guest, Chelsea Clinton, led students in a hands-on service project at the Arkansas Rice Depot. This year’s special guest and service project will be announced soon!
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.
Date: April 27, 2014
Location: Great Hall
High school students will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their own creations at “Curbside Couture,” a fashion show to be held at the Clinton Center. The three categories of designs include accessories; single ready-to-wear, which must be a garment that has been creatively redesigned or recycled; and a total design, which is a complete outfit creatively redesigned or recycled. A noted fashion stylist will select the items included in the fashion show, but all participating students are invited to sell their designs during “Curbside Couture.” Teachers of art and other subjects are asked to initiate, invite, and work with their students who wish to participate in the event. Students have the unique opportunity to work with fashion designers including Korto Momolu, a “Project Runway” first runner-up, and the top designers will win cash prizes. Space is limited. To register, please contact Joyce Willis at 501-748-0472 or email@example.com. More details to be announced.
Date and Time: 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.