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.
Free registration is now open. Learn more and see the schedule, or sign up today!
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!
3 thoughts on “Free Online Programs on the Presidency Begin January 19th”
CAN I SHARE THIS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE? I WONDER IF MY FRIENDS WITH CHILDREN AT HOME, TELESCHOOLING WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN PARTICIPATE.
Hi Robin – Absolutely! You can share this link directly https://education.blogs.archives.gov/2021/01/04/ppsp-2021 or find each of these programs as “events” on the Presidential Primary Sources Project Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PresidentialPrimarySourcesProject/events
It was amazing.