The thematic program developed for the Nebraska State Capitol by University of Nebraska Professor of Philosophy Hartley Burr Alexander can be adapted for use to reinforce almost any curriculum addressing Nebraska History and Government, Western Civilization, Art and Art History. The guided tours provided for fourth graders on field trips address the Social Studies educational standards of the Nebraska Department of Education. The NDE has resources available for teachers to use, including the Virtual Capitol.
For information about scheduling a tour of the Capitol for fourth graders and above, please contact the tour office.
The Ghosts of Western Civilization Haunt the Nebraska in a slide show tour designed for older students studying World History. Students and interested visitors are encouraged to come to the Capitol to view the relief sculpture on the west facade and follow the slide show.