Tag Archives: guest_blogger

New JFK Challenge iPad App

The free app turns players into NASA and Peace Corps trainees ready to accept President Kennedy’s charge to accomplish great things and make a difference in the world. Continue reading

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An Invitation to Field Test New Civil War Learning Lab

We’re looking for educators to field test a new learning lab that focuses on aspects of the Civil War at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Continue reading

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Recorded National History Day Workshops

Do your students need help with research or polishing up their National History Day (NHD) project? Continue reading

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A Legacy Ended too Soon: The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

Primary sources can help students researching Earhart for NHD and other projects. Continue reading

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A Variety of Resources for Educators

We offer distance learning programs, a Constitution-based learning lab, our new Bill of Rights eBook and iPad app, and many other online and in-person resources. Continue reading

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Primary Sources With Some Help from Historypin

Teachers used Historypin in a recent workshop to learn about the CCC and its lasting impact in their community. Continue reading

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Profile in Courage Essay Contest

We invite U.S. high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage for the Profile in Courage Essay Contest. The submission deadline is January 5, 2015. Continue reading

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From Camp David to the Carter Center: Leadership and Legacy in the Life of America’s 39th President

An excerpt from the 2015 NHD “Leadership & Legacy in History” Theme Book, by Kahlil Chism, education specialist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Continue reading

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Constitution Day: Application in the Classroom

Take ideas for classroom activities from these Constitution Day family activities at the National Archives. Continue reading

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Poetry Slam: A Different Way to Use Primary Sources

Students assemble key sentences from primary sources into poems to tell a larger story. Continue reading

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