The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has a variety of engaging programs for school-aged students, including options onsite, at your school, and online. School programs are designed by our Education department to meet state standards. Programs connect the history of the Harrison family to the greater American story, tracing how generations of Harrisons are linked to parts of U.S. History such as the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the opening of Ellis Island, and the adoption of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Additional programming includes Future Presidents of America, an annual summer leadership seminar for students aged 13-16, and Project POTUS, a national presidential history video contest for middle school students.
Students experience history firsthand when they visit the home of Indiana’s only U.S. president. Programs are designed to enrich curriculum and are available for all elementary grades. Tours are applicable to the Indiana State Curriculum Guide for Social Studies Standards.Learn More
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has created a new home base for at home educational content, including artifact spotlights, classroom activity guides, primary sources from the site’s collections, craft instructions, and more!Contact the Presidential Site to sign up for this free resource
A publication for the museum’s Education Department, 6 Essentials for Teaching Social Studies, is an insightful guide for teachers at all levels. Stories from within the Harrison home demonstrate the practical application and effectiveness of the teaching principles outlined in this book.Learn More
Programs are designed by our Education Department to enrich the elementary curriculum. Each program details the life and history of the Harrison family and includes a first floor tour of the home. A group must have 12 students or more to schedule a program. For smaller groups, a Presidential Site tour is recommended.Learn More
A publication for the museum’s Education Department, 6 Essentials for Teaching Social Studies, is an insightful guide for teachers at all levels. Stories from within the Presidential Site demonstrate the practical application and effectiveness of the teaching principles outlined in this book. The 32-page book is divided into six sections, each based around one of the essentials for teaching social studies.Learn More
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site strives to be a resource for prospective and new Citizens. For 25+ years, we have been proud to host an annual Naturalization ceremony in partnership with the Federal Courts.
Information about Citizenship classes at the Presidential Site will be posted on this page as it becomes available. Classes will prepare applicants for the 100 question USCIS Civics Exam. Follow the link below to see the exam questions.Learn More
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will be closed from December 31, 2023-January 22, 2024 for annual deep cleaning.
Thank you for being an important part of the Presidential Site and sharing a legacy in action!