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Summertime Professional Development at our Presidential Libraries

This summer, join us for one of our professional development workshops for educators on using primary sources in the classroom at the Truman, Eisenhower, or Hoover Library. Continue reading

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How Are You Persuaded? – Historical Election Memorabilia

Our six-question “personality quiz” can be a quick class warm-up activity, and provides a way to bring historical campaigns and memorabilia into this election season. Continue reading

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Presidential Campaign Memorabilia on DocsTeach

Share historical campaign memorabilia with your students on our new DocsTeach Election Collection page! We’ve assembled a wide variety of documents, photographs, artifacts and other historical items from the holdings of our Presidential Libraries — our Election Collection. Topics highlight political … Continue reading

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Truman Presidential Inquiries

Lessons available in the “Truman Presidential Inquiries” project pose a question connected to Truman’s time as president, then direct the learner to carefully consider what the evidence reveals. Continue reading

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Reorganizing the Executive Branch: Distance Learning with the Hoover Library

We offer two free interactive videoconferencing programs on Digital Learning Day, Feb. 17: “Reorganizing the Executive Branch: Hoover and the Federal Government.” Continue reading

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Presidential Powers Distance Learning Programs

A series of interactive videoconferencing programs for grades 5-12 will explore how different presidents in different eras have interpreted and exercised presidential powers. Continue reading

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Sharing Our Teaching Resources: Evenings of Exploration

We hosted our annual open houses for educators at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on September 24th, and at the National Archives at New York City on October 15th. Educators from various schools, locations, and grade levels came to explore our … Continue reading

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Newly Digitized Hoover Presidential Documents

At the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Primarily Teaching workshop participants explored documents from Herbert Hoover’s time as the 31st President of the United States. Continue reading

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Space Race Teaching Activities

Students learn about the pioneering Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs that set the foundation for the modern space program and played an integral role in the Cold War. Continue reading

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Segregation and a Controversial White House Tea Party: A Distance Learning Program

Two programs on March 13 will discuss segregation and the political ramifications of First Lady Lou Hoover’s decision to invite the wife of an African-American Congressmen to tea. Continue reading

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