Get ready to go back to school with new professional development webinars from the National Archives!
Check out new recorded webinars on our YouTube Channel:
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.
Join the Center for Legislative Archives for a special webinar highlighting resources for teaching about Congress.
Register for an upcoming live webinar. 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. Advance registration is required. Find the complete list of programs and more information on our website.
An Introduction to DocsTeach
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 12 p.m. ET
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Join 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.
Teaching the Constitution
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Get ready for Constitution Day by exploring resources from the National Archives for teaching the Constitution in your classroom. Discover how you can bring the big ideas of the Constitution to life with primary sources on DocsTeach.org, check out lesson plans from the Center for Legislative Archives, and learn about our free distance learning programs on the Constitution. This webinar is suitable for all educators.
Teaching the Bill of Rights
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Get ready for Bill of Rights Day (December 15) by exploring resources from the National Archives for teaching the Bill of Rights in your classroom. Discover primary sources that show the Bill of Rights in action on DocsTeach.org, check out lesson plans and the Congress Creates the Bill of Rights app from the Center for Legislative Archives, and learn about our free distance learning programs on the Bill of Rights. This webinar is suitable for all educators.
Native American Professional Development Series:
Each program features new resources for locating and using Federal records related to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Penpals from the Past: American Indian Schools in the United States
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Schools for Native American children and youth have existed since before the Revolutionary War. Although encouraged by the U.S. Government, schools between 1776 and 1879 were primarily run by religious institutions and, as a result, are not usually represented in National Archives holdings. In this webinar, we will learn about Indian Boarding and Day School records created primarily after 1879 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and see some examples of class schedules and student work from then until today.
Native Communities and the Vote: Teaching about American Indian Voting Rights through Documents
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Join us and learn how to incorporate primary sources related to American Indian voting rights into your lesson plans. We will share activities and resources from the National Archives, and explore how to include discussions of evolving rights over time as relating to Native Communities and the right to participate in federal elections.
Images in this post:
- Woman Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC, 3/4/1913
- Congress Will Come to Order! by Clifford Berryman, 12/2/1912
- DocsTeach Home Page
- The Faith of Young America by Clifford Berryman, 6/7/1924
- The Bill of Rights and Beyond Poster
- “Miss Robertson’s School Room,” 1913
- Administering Oath of Office to New Tribal Council, 1959