Professional Enrichment

professional enrichment

Teacher Workshops:

Congress and Time

Teacher Workshop LOC Save Daylight

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Teachers – Join the Capitol Visitor Center educators for an engaging workshop on Congress and Time. What is the role of time in American history? What has Congress done through our history to regulate time and why was that important to the developing country and to America today?

For more program details, please download the Teacher Workshop flyer.

The Capitol Visitor Center offers periodic professional enrichment programs for teachers. Programs are typically offered on Saturdays in November and March, and during the week at the end of June or beginning of July.

Previous Teacher Workshop:

The Role of Congress in Federal Holidays

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November? Why do we have the day off from work and school? For this workshop, we explored congressional history, the law-making process, holiday stories, primary resources and artistic imagery. We also made curriculum connections while learning about the unique history and development of Thanksgiving.

For information and resources related to the role of Congress in federal holidays, please email