ERIC Number: ED434054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
What's under the Golden Dome? A Children's Guide to the Massachusetts State House. [Update.]
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston. Tours and Government Education Division.
This booklet takes children on a tour of one of the oldest and most historic State Houses in the nation, that of Massachusetts. The booklet explains that the State House is the workplace of the Governor, the Legislature, and constitutional officers. It offers a historical overview of the Massachusetts State House. The first one was built in 1712, but when it became too small, the present one was built in 1795--20 years after the American Revolution. The booklet describes the different parts of the State House, such as the Capitol, the Golden Dome, Doric Hall, Nurses' Hall, and the Hall of Flags. It also discusses the making of state laws and the legislative branches of the state government. (BT)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Architecture, Elementary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Recreational Activities, Social Studies, State Government, State History, United States History
State House Tours Division, Room 194, State House, Boston, MA 02133 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston. Tours and Government Education Division.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts