The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden and From the Great State of Minnesota
SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Making History with the President

• Dates: Jan. 21; Feb. 4, 9,11,15,16, 24, and 25
• Time: 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on above dates

Students can make history with the president in this interactive theater program. Brought to you by Galumph Interactive Theater, Making History with the President is a provocative examination of two important presidential duties: upholding the Constitution and protecting the security of the American people. In times of war, past presidents have struggled to balance the safeguarding of civil liberties with the needs of national security. How far can the “Commander in Chief” go to protect people without curbing their freedoms?

Students answer these and other questions when they meet President John Adams, who signed the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1797. A playful game-show format gives students roles to play as they investigate the circumstances behind Adams’ controversial decision. At the end of the lesson, students draw conclusions about the role of the president and their rights as citizens.

Teachers participating in the program receive the following:  pre-visit student worksheets, a post-visit packet of activities, and a teacher's resource guide. All students receive a "White House Press Pass" activity that will help them explore the exhibit.

Fee: $5 per student

Schedule: Making History with the President is available for a limited run.

Group Size: Maximum students per performance is 300

Questions? Call 651-297-7258
Registration required. Register by phone at 651-297-7258.

 
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