AboutJoin student reporters as they uncover the history, art and architecture that define America’s living symbol of democracy and freedom. Enjoy special behind-the-scenes access as students explore the famous Rotunda and its historical paintings; dig into the archives to discover the history of the Capitol building; and learn more about the legislative branch of our federal government housed in this storied building.
Discussion Questions (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)
- When did the first U.S. Congress meet?
- What branch is the Supreme Court?
- In which war was the Capitol burned?
- The Capitol Dome is made out of what material?
- How do members of congress travel between their offices and the floor of the House or Senate?
- How many people come to the U.S. Capitol every year?
- What was Helen Keller's disability?
- What is Thomas Jefferson's statue holding in the Capitol?
For additional educational resources visit the U.S. Capitol Education website.
Our Nation's Capitol is made possible through the generous support of:
- American Graduate, a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Wells Fargo