Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

Check out our new lineup of professional development webinars for educators starting this month! Each webinar features the holdings of the National Archives, along with resources for bringing these primary sources into your classroom. All webinars are free of charge. Advanced registration is required.

Find the complete list of programs and more information on our website.


February

NEW Native American Resources from the National Archives
Wednesday, February 20, at 7pm ET

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Angelic La Moose on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, 9/1913 View on DocsTeach

Incorporate records of Native Communities throughout U.S. History into your curriculum, guide student research at the National Archives, and help make National Archives primary sources more accessible to everyone.

This webinar is part of our Native American professional development series. Each program features new resources for locating and using Federal records related to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

 


An Introduction to DocsTeach
Thursday, February 28, at 7pm ET

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DocsTeachJoin us for an introduction to DocsTeach.org, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Discover how to find primary sources for teaching history and civics topics. Explore the 12 different document-based activity tools; and learn how, with a free DocsTeach.org account, you can create your own activities or modify existing activities to share with your students. This webinar is suitable for all educators.

 


March

Petitions, Protest, and Persuasion: Women’s Voices in the Records of the National Archives
Thursday, March 28, at 7pm ET

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Women Marching in Suffrage Parade
Woman Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC, 3/4/1913 View on DocsTeach

In conjunction with the new Rightfully Hers exhibition opening at the National Archives in Washington, DC, explore stories of women participating in the political process through petitions, protest, and more in the decades leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Discover primary sources and teaching activities for bringing these voices into the classroom. This webinar is suitable for all educators.

 


April

Teaching with the Records of Congress
Thursday, April 18, at 7pm ET

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Congress Will Come to Order political cartoon
“Congress Will Come to Order!” by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, 12/2/1912 View on DocsTeach

Join the Center for Legislative Archives for a special webinar highlighting resources for teaching about Congress. Explore DocsTeach activities, lesson plans, eBooks, and more featuring historical documents that can be used to teach about representative democracy, how Congress works, and the important role Congress has played throughout American history. This webinar is designed for middle and high school educators.

 


The Making of Indian Treaties
Wednesday, April 24, at 7pm ET

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Treaty with Six Nations, 11/11/1794 View on DocsTeach

Join us for an overview of the new treaties digitization project, including related educational materials and resources, and classroom application related to these important documents and their history.

This webinar is part of our Native American professional development series. Each program features new resources for locating and using Federal records related to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

 

 

 


May

America and the World: Foreign Affairs in Political Cartoons, 1898–1940
Thursday, May 30, at 7pm ET

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The Winner political cartoon
“The Winner” by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, 7/16/1912 View in the National Archives Catalog

Explore political cartoons for engaging students in a discussion of American foreign policy from the Spanish American War to the eve of World War II. The Clifford K. Berryman cartoon collection at the Center for Legislative Archives provides insights into the institutions, issues, and events that shaped a critical period of American history. Learn about additional resources for bringing these cartoons into your classroom. This webinar is designed for high school educators.

 


June

Beyond the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Accessing American Indian Records from the National Archives
Wednesday, June 5, at 7pm ET

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Marine Corps Reservists, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Marine Corps Reservists, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 10/16/1943 View on DocsTeach

Explore different types of American Indian documents across multiple record groups and discover different ways of incorporating these important primary sources into your classroom.

This webinar is part of our Native American professional development series. Each program features new resources for locating and using Federal records related to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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