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.
Join us online for interactive learning programs! Programs are available for preschool through 12th grade, and are scheduled weekly through the end of May.
This series of free 45-minute programs for students in grades 4-12 runs from January through March 2020.
"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
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
We have a fun summer planned for both families and educators at our National Archives and Presidential Library locations around the country! July Fourth Come to the home of the Declaration of Independence to join us as we celebrate our nation's birthday! If you can't come in person to Washington, DC, join through YouTube and … Continue reading Summer Programs Around the National Archives
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.
This summer, join us for one of our Primarily Teaching workshops for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. We'll conduct research with original documents in the holdings of the National Archives and Presidential Libraries. Discover some of those incredible teachable documents that help educators and students unlock the past. You will explore a specific … Continue reading Primarily Teaching Summer Workshop for Educators
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.
To those students who were involved in National History Day this year, a job well done! We are especially delighted to send our warmest congratulations to students who attended workshops or researched at our National Archives or Presidential Library locations and took their projects all the way to the national contest in College Park, MD, last … Continue reading Congratulations NHD Winners!