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At-Home Learning Activities for Middle School

Check out these online activities and lesson plans from around the National Archives and Presidential Libraries for teaching civics or American history to Middle School students.

Distance Learning for students from the National Archives, Offering free interactive 45 minute lessons

Online Student Programs with the Presidential Libraries and National Archives

Join us online for interactive learning programs! Programs are available for preschool through 12th grade, and are scheduled weekly through the end of May.

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Free Online Programs on the Presidency Begin January 16th

This series of free 45-minute programs for students in grades 4-12 runs from January through March 2020.

Summer Professional Development Around the National Archives

This summer, join us for one of our professional development workshops for educators. Professional Development Webinars Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! Our interactive webinars feature resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom: An Introduction to DocsTeach.org and Online Resources from the National Archives, August 13 & 17 … Continue reading Summer Professional Development Around the National Archives

“The Struggle for Voting Rights” Workshop on February 21

If you’re in the Austin, Texas, area, join us at the LBJ Presidential Library for the teacher workshop "The Struggle for Voting Rights: From the 15th Amendment to Today," on February 21st.

Free Online Programs on Presidential Legacy Begin January 18th

"Presidential Powers with Documents from the National Archives" – a free distance learning program for grades 6-12 – kicks off the 2018 Presidential Primary Sources Project on Thursday, January 18! Join us at 11 a.m. ET or 2 p.m. ET to explore the executive branch and powers of the President through primary sources. We'll examine presidential appointments, pardons, … Continue reading Free Online Programs on Presidential Legacy Begin January 18th

New Professional Development Webinar Series on the Vietnam War

Join the National Archives and Presidential Libraries for a free, two-part webinar series examining U.S. involvement in Vietnam through the lens of government policy. Each webinar will connect educators with primary documents and online resources for teaching the Vietnam War in the classroom. Register today for one or both webinars in the series. Registered participants … Continue reading New Professional Development Webinar Series on the Vietnam War

NHD 2018 Theme Webinar

Update: The recorded theme webinar is now posted on National History Day's YouTube channel! Kick off this year's NHD theme on September 12th! Today's post comes from Lynne O’Hara, Director of Programs for National History Day. Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT to learn more about the theme on a live … Continue reading NHD 2018 Theme Webinar