The National Archives and Presidential Libraries, National Park Service, Internet2 community, and cultural and historic organizations nationwide are proud to offer the annual Presidential Primary Sources Project, a series of free, standards-aligned, 45-minute interactive videoconferencing programs aimed at students in grades 4-12.
The series will run from January through March 2021. In addition to the interactive video component, each program will also be live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing for free.
Through the use of primary source documents and interactive videoconferencing, the 2021 program series will take students on a journey through the historical legacies of our presidents. By the conclusion of each session, students will have gained a greater understanding of our nation’s presidents and how they shaped the past and present of our country.
Get a sneak peek of what to expect in this short clip from the FDR Library last year:
2021 PROGRAM SCHEDULE
- January 19: The Constitution and Presidential Powers, The National Archives
- January 21: The Symbiotic Relationship of Slavery and Indian Removal, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
- January 26: Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
- January 28: A Young Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS
- February 2: Planning for the Future–President Carter and the Energy Crisis, Carter Presidential Library
- February 4: Pioneer Life in Indiana, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
- February 9: The Great Communicator, Reagan Presidential Library
- February 11: Women of Kansas: Beyond Dorothy, Eisenhower Foundation
- February 16: Black Americans and the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and FDR Library
- February 18: Exploring President Kennedy’s New Frontier Today, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
- February 23: From “Accidental President” to Political Powerhouse: Comparing the first 100 Days of Theodore Roosevelt’s First and Second Terms, Theodore Roosevelt Center
- February 25: America’s Presidents Through Portraiture, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery
- March 2: Nothing to Fear But Fear It’s Self–Roosevelt’s First Inaugural, Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
- March 4: Lincoln in his own Words–A Close Look at the Gettysburg and Second Inaugural Addresses, Ford’s Theatre
- March 9: 7th Street Challenge–Lincoln’s Commute, President Lincoln’s Cottage
- March 11: Daughters of Freedom! Rise of the Women’s Rights Movement, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
- March 16: President Clinton’s Public Diplomacy in Northern Ireland, Clinton Presidential Library
- March 18: Life and Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant–History and Significance of General Grant National Memorial, General Grant National Memorial
- March 23: The Peanut Brigade, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
- March 25: Truman’s First 100 days, Truman Presidential Library and Museum
Register for one or more of these free, interactive sessions today!