The National Archives and Presidential Libraries, Internet2 community, National Park Service, and cultural and historic organizations nationwide are proud to offer a new lineup for the 2023 Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP), a series of free, standards-aligned, 45-minute interactive videoconferencing webinars aimed at students in grades 4-12. Register Today! Registration is open now, so visit … Continue reading Announcing the 2023 Presidential Primary Sources Project Series
Interested in Motion Pictures?
Batman for U.S. Savings Bonds, 1966 FilmGeneral Records of the Department of the Treasury Want to learn more about Motion Pictures resources at the National Archives and see clips of some of our historic films? Join us this Thursday evening, October 13, for our FREE interactive webinar The Film(ed) Frontier. The program is based on our article in … Continue reading Interested in Motion Pictures?
Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History
A frontier in music: United States Patent 5,255,452 - the shoes used to perform the anti-gravity illusion move seen in Michael Jackson's 1988 "Smooth Criminal" video. Congratulations to all the students who participated in and were recognized at the National History Day 2022 contests! Your work is always inspirational, and we are happy to know … Continue reading Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History
Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Join the National Archives this summer for online and onsite professional development opportunities! "The Booker T. Washington Agricultural School on Wheels," Madison County Alabama, 1923. Available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/madison-county-school-on-wheels Online Opportunities - at a Glance July 12–14: Truman Library Teachers ConferenceJuly 19, 21, 26, & 28: We Rule: Civics for All of US Teacher Professional Development WorkshopsAugust … Continue reading Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources
This is an example of a primary source that you can pair with the Understanding Perspective worksheet. It shows an art class at the Phoenix Indian School in Arizona in 1900. The photograph comes from the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was taken by a government photographer. Available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/art-class-phoenix-indian-school-arizona Help your … Continue reading Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources
Milestone Documents in American History
A new resource from the National Archives – Milestone Documents – provides access to primary sources that highlight pivotal moments in the course of American history and government.
Online Programs for Young Learners: Rosa Parks and Astronaut Nicole Stott
Young learners can join us to "meet" Rosa Parks and astronaut Nicole Stott!
When Hoover met Hitler, a Lesson in Media Literacy
Students can study press coverage of a 1938 meeting between former President Hoover and Adolf Hitler to learn about media literacy, conflicting primary sources, and Constitutional rights. Join us February 1st for a free, interactive program for students in grades 4-12!
Commemorate Bill of Rights Day with Student Programs and Classroom Resources
Register your students to be the first to experience new programs on the Bill of Rights and the Constitution!
Out of Paw-ffice: White House Pets – A Virtual Professional Development Program
Join the LBJ Presidential Library and the White House Historical Association for “Out of Paw-ffice: White House Pets,” a free program for teachers, on December 2nd.