Resources and Activities


 

My Capitol - Student Self-Guide

Designed for young people ages 11 and older, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center’s student self-guide of Exhibition Hall includes historical background about the Capitol and Congress, directed-looking activities, and questions to encourage discussion during the tour or after at school or home. Parents and teachers may get copies of My Capitol at the Visitor Center’s North Coat Check on the upper level or download a copy here. If you’re using a mobile device, download the app here.

Discover the U.S. Capitol – Student Activity Guide

With engaging activities related to locations in the Capitol as well as American history in general, Discover the U.S. Capitol is intended for upper-level elementary-school-aged students who can use it before or after they visit the Capitol. Copies are available at the North Coat Check on the upper level of the Capitol Visitor Center, or you may download a copy here.

For further information about educational programs for students and teachers, please contact the Capitol Visitor Center’s Exhibits and Education Division at education@visitthecapitol.gov


Explore Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center using these self-guide worksheets.

A Student Tour of Emancipation Hall Statue Seek and Find: Who Am I? Design a Statue

Explore the Capitol Visitor Center using these self-guide worksheets and activities.

Crossword Puzzle Available at the entrance to Exhibition Hall. War of 1812 Scavenger Hunt

Enhance your knowledge of Congress by reading these essays.

Committees

 

 

Congress by the Numbers

 

 

How Your State Gets Its Seats

Congressional Apportionment

Who Elects Our Senators?

 

 

 

 

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