Video Tour

Watch this 3-room video tour of the U.S. Capitol focused on information relevant to students taking middle school level U.S. history and civics courses.

Capitol Video Tour for Middle School Students

Video Series

  • A Capitol Moment – Highlighting the lives of figures represented by the statues in Emancipation Hall including Helen Keller, William Borah, Jack Swigert, Jeannette Rankin, Frederick Douglass and Raoul Wallenberg.
  • CVC Celebrates – Celebrating Black History Month through noted figures including Ida B. Wells, Frederick Douglass, Shirley Chisholm and Charles Sumner.

Lesson Plans

Review the topics below. These lesson plans include used learning skills, an essential question, suggested activities, suggested modifications and more. Full descriptions and primary source materials.

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