2.1 Barnum & Bailey Circus – Richmond – March 23-26
2.2 Montpelier Homeschool Day – Orange – April 3
2.3 Bill of Rights Institute Teacher Seminars – Washington, DC – Registration Deadline Is Today, March 15
2.4 Bill of Rights Institute Constitutional Academy – Washington, DC – Registration Deadline Is May 1

 

2.1 Barnum & Bailey Circus – Richmond – March 23-26

Richmond Coliseum
Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m.; Friday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 2017, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Cost: Ticket prices range from $17 to $138, depending on seat location.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus say farewell with Out of This World, an intergalactic adventure circus experience. Audiences will take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a quest that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises and thrills, as circus star seekers battle to bring the most spectacular and talented performers back to Earth after years in outer space. Children of all ages will discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils, and humorous clowns.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.

www.ringling.com/event/112221

Although the deadline has passed to purchase discount group tickets, you can download a free 24-page activity packet at the bottom of the group sales page of the website here:

www.ringling.com/groupsales

 

2.2 Montpelier Homeschool Day – Orange – April 3

James Madison’s Montpelier
Orange, Virginia

Monday, April 3, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $10/adult; $5/student, ages 6 to 14; children under 6 years are free.

Families can take guided tours of James and Dolley Madison’s beloved home, explore the archaeology lab full of artifacts, view museum exhibits, and picnic and explore the grounds. Special homeschool day events will also include guided hikes of the old growth forest, reading from James’ bookshelf, the opportunity to sit in on the Constitutional Convention, colonial games, and more.

Homeschool Day will be held rain or shine; in the event of rain, certain activities will be canceled or moved to alternate locations.

For more information, contact Kyle Stetz at edteam@montpelier.org or 540-672-2728, ext. 402.

www.montpelier.org/events/homeschool-day

 

2.3 Bill of Rights Institute Teacher Seminar – Washington, DC – Registration Deadline Is Today, March 15

Monday through Friday, July 10-14 and 24-28, 2017. Registration deadline is March 15, 2017.

The Bill of Rights Institute will host two different week-long seminars in Washington, DC. These seminars are open to social studies teachers for grades 7 through 12. The seminars focus on a specific topic of American history. The first will focus on Manifest Destiny and Western Expansion, and be mostly dialoguebased. The second will focus on the First Amendment of the Constitution and be mostly lecture and lessonbased.

For more information and to apply for the teacher seminars, visit https://billofrightsinstitute.org/educate/educator-programs-events/foundersfellowship.

2.4 Bill of Rights Institute Constitutional Academy – Washington, DC – Registration Deadline Is May 1

The Institute will also host a Constitutional Academy for high school students from July 10 through 14 at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Registration deadline is May 1, 2017.

This annual program brings students together from across the country to Washington, DC, where participants develop their understanding of American politics by engaging in deep discussions on critical issues and interacting with scholars, policy makers, and thought leaders. Students will also have the opportunity to visit places of historical significance, and connect with professionals throughout the DC area.

The cost of the academy is $2000 per student, which includes meals, lodging, site visits, and programming for the week. Full and partial scholarships are available. Applications will remain open until May 1, 2017, and are accepted on a rolling basis; early application is advisable.

For more information and to apply for the student academy, visit http://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/academy.