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Constitution Day Virtual Field Trip to the U.S. Senate

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Celebrate Constitution Day with this 30-minute virtual field trip to the U.S. Senate! Join us on Capitol Hill as we learn about the unique role that the Constitution established for the Senate, and how the work of the Senate preserves American democratic principles. Your students will meet U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), along with Senate Historian Dr. Betty Koed, and get an up close and behind-the-scenes look at the upper house of the United States Congress.

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Educational Objectives

To provide all students the opportunity to:

  • Describe the Framers’ overall design of the United States Congress
  • Understand the unique role the Senate plays in the American political system
  • Explore the ways in which the work of senators impacts the daily lives of American citizens

Also available: Watch last year's program, filmed at the Library of Congress and featuring an exclusive interview with the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden.

Classroom Activities

Enhance your students' experience with these classroom activities:

Did you know...

The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.

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