Kids and Families
The Kids and Families program at the EMK Institute engages children in learning about the U.S. Senate. Each visitor receives a handheld tablet for use while at the Institute that allows them to learn and participate in cutting-edge interactive activities. In the Institute’s full-scale recreation of the United States Senate Chamber families can participate in voting on legislation of the day.
Today's Vote (Grades 6-12)
Students participate in a live floor debate on an active piece of legislation being considered by the real Senate in Washington, D.C.
Great Senate Debates (Grades 6-12)
Blending live performance with historic film footage and archival images, Great Senate Debates is an inspiring 20-minute program that looks at the context and importance of crucial turning points in Senate history, and reflects on their impact to our lives today.
Future Senator (Grades 3-5)
Students grapple with an issue relevant to kids: whether the US government should require a longer school day.