The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum encourages all students to learn more about the
Presidency, the First Lady, American history, and government as well as the life and career of the 43rd President of the United States. In addition to information for parents, our Education Program strives to develop interesting, hands-on games, activities, and trivia; academic competition information; homework resources and programs for kids in grades K-12.
Barney and Miss Beazley were the much beloved Scottish Terriers of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.
Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center.
With a background as a librarian and elementary school teacher in the inner-city schools of Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Mrs. Bush became a key advocate of President Bush’s public education reforms stemming from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, and introduced the “Ready to Read, Ready to Learn” initiative, which stimulated better methods of early childhood education. To encourage reading at all ages, Mrs. Bush instituted the annual National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC in 2001. Mrs. Bush encouraged reading globally as well when she and the President hosted the first White House Conference on Global Literacy in 2006.
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Camp 43 encourages students to consider the principles upon which they base their decisions, to understand the importance of leadership decision-making in complex environments, and to, hopefully, expose them to new concepts and ideas related to leadership which they may not yet have considered.
Want a sneak peek at the Library and Museum’s treasures? Curious about the Presidential pets? Would you like to test your knowledge about history? Looking for a great book to read? Explore the fun in the Kids' Clubhouse.
The 15-acre urban park features Native Blackland Prairie grasses, seasonal wildflowers among other native plants, clearings providing native habitats for butterflies, birds, and other species, tree-shaded lawns, and an amphitheater.
Need help with your homework? Have a research paper and don't know where to start? Want to know more about President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush? If you said yes to any of these questions, then the Homework Zone is for you.
Interested in learning more about the resources and programs the Museum has available for children and families? Need information to plan a family trip? Check out the Parents’ Corner for these details and many others.
If your children and family enjoy learning about the Presidency, American history and government, and traveling the nation, you might like to consider purchasing a Presidential Libraries Passport from NARA. The Passport is available for purchase at the Museum's Admissions Desk and include information about each of the 13 Presidential Libraries and how you can collect passport stamps as you visit each facility.