Today’s post comes from Renee Rhodes, social media intern in our Education and Public Programs division.
The holidays are quickly approaching, followed closely by the end of the year. But we still have more great workshops to offer before 2014 closes. Check out some of the events hosted by National Archives and Presidential Library locations around the country in December. Have a happy holiday season!
(Online) VGo Robot “Millie” Tours
- Remotely control a tour of The George Bush Presidential Library World War II exhibit by driving VGO Robot “Millie,” named after the First Dog of the 41st Bush Administration. Free 45-minute virtual tours with an Education Volunteer are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with prior registration.
(Online & College Station, TX) “The Wizard of Oz is in You: Stand Up for Yourself!” – Tuesday, December 2, 10:30 – 11:30 am & 12:30 – 1:30 pm CT
- Two free programs via distance learning or onsite from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. For grades 4–8 and adult learners, with author and storyteller Barbara Hailey, to learn how to rely on “The Wizard of Oz” strengths to promote self-esteem and prevent bullying. Free online distance learning (video-conference, live stream or recording) registration at www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41.
(Online) National History Day Category Exploration Google Hangout – December 2, 6 pm ET
- Explore categories for projects online with the National History Day organization and the National Archives.
(Washington, DC) Making Their Mark Adult Workshop Series: Calligraphy Basics – December 3, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
- Learn the basics of calligraphy just in time for the holidays in the final workshop in conjunction with the Making Their Mark exhibit at the National Archives Museum.
(Simi Valley, CA) Second Annual Student Film Festival at the Reagan Presidential Library– December 3, 7 pm
- Celebrate film at this showcase of student-created documentaries on the American Presidency. Representatives from Hollywood Studios will present winning students with awards at this red carpet event. Bring the entire family! Contact Reaganeducation@nara.gov
(Chicago, IL) They Came From…Using Immigration Records – Saturday, December 13, 9:30 – 11:30 am
- Explore historic records from the National Archives related to the arrival and assimilation of immigrants that would be useful in teaching the subject. Learn more and register.
(Atlanta, GA) American History for Home Schoolers – Wednesday, December 17
- Bring your home schoolers to the National Archives at Atlanta for “A Very Uncivil Affair: A Documentary History of the Civil War” from 10 am – noon and “Parallel Paths—Part I: Reconstruction to the Beginnings of Jim Crow: from 1 – 3 pm. Curriculum level is appropriate for 8th through 12th grade. Pre-registration is not required but an RSVP prior to each monthly event is appreciated. There is no cost to attend. Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.
(Online) Get Ready for 2015 with Fun Activities & Free National Archives Documents – December 30, 8:30 pm ET
- Join this free professional development webinar to prepare for 2015.
(Washington, DC) Boeing Learning Center – Mondays – Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm
- Find resources for National History Day projects; advance notice for groups is requested.
(Online) Distance Learning
- We also offer distance learning programs for classrooms on demand.