Summer Update From The Reagan Education Team!

In this blog post, you'll find information on upcoming summer workshops, distance learning opportunities, and our virtual simulation. If you have any questions, please email reaganeducation@nara.gov. On The Record: News Literacy Then & Now Emmy Award winner Dr. Elizabeth Smith (Pepperdine University) will be discussing News Literacy and its impact on our lives. The breadth … Continue reading Summer Update From The Reagan Education Team!

The Artwork of President Reagan’s Oval Office

 President Reagan in the Oval Office. Behind him you can see some of the paintings and sculptures he chose to have inside the office during his presidency. At the beginning of the year we posted about President Reagan’s Oval Office. In this post, we’ll look closer at some of the artwork and sculptures President Reagan … Continue reading The Artwork of President Reagan’s Oval Office

Join Us For “Electing Our Presidents”!

Coming up in February, NARA Educators from the Hoover, Truman, Carter, Clinton and Reagan Presidential Libraries will be hosting “Electing Our Presidents.”  This professional development webinar will examine the question “Does our process of electing our president best serve the American people?” In doing so, we’ll examine: “Who counts?” - Josh Montanari, Carter Presidential Library“Who … Continue reading Join Us For “Electing Our Presidents”!

The Challenger Space Shuttle and President Reagan’s Response: Research and Assignment Guide

On January 28, 1986, the nation watched as the Challenger space shuttle launched. 73 seconds after it took off, the Challenger broke apart, killing all seven astronauts on board. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the tragedy.  This research and assignment guide looks at the shuttle, the first teacher in space Christa McAuliffe, and … Continue reading The Challenger Space Shuttle and President Reagan’s Response: Research and Assignment Guide

Who’s in Charge? The 25th Amendment and the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan

On March 30, 1981,  President Reagan was shot and rushed to surgery. In the midst of this tragedy, his cabinet had to handle a major question: would the President be able to do his job, or would the 25th Amendment need to be invoked? This case study is part of a larger presentation from the … Continue reading Who’s in Charge? The 25th Amendment and the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan

Happy New Year – Join Us For Winter and Spring Programs!

The Presidential Primary Sources Project is offering new programs, beginning January 2021! These classes are free, interactive, and aimed for students in grades 4-12. Below you’ll find a list of all the courses being offered. We hope you’ll join us! Sign up here for fall programs for students and families, or professional development webinars for … Continue reading Happy New Year – Join Us For Winter and Spring Programs!

Three New Virtual Sims: Sign Up Today!

In partnership with iThrive Games Foundation, we have created three different virtual simulations to bring the Situation Room Experience (SRE) to your online classrooms!  Each iThrive Sim scenario is designed using the best SRE strategies, and they are all available fully online. They map to core standards and include a variety of opportunities for social … Continue reading Three New Virtual Sims: Sign Up Today!

Media Literacy Week: Resources and Guides

Image courtesy of https://medialiteracyweek.us/. This week, October 26th - 30th, 2020, is Media Literacy Week! We’re happy to share classroom-ready materials specifically designed to build stronger literacy skills in students. Below, find links to resources that are useful for teaching media literacy and critical thinking in the classroom.  How to Read a News Story For … Continue reading Media Literacy Week: Resources and Guides

iThrive Virtual Sim: Lives in Balance – Sign Up Today!

On Saturday, November 7th, we invite you to join us at 10 a.m. PST for a Virtual Open House. Learn more about our new online sim, hear from teachers who have already used it in their classrooms, and get a firsthand look at the sim itself! To sign up, click here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI3_ixQSCPM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0mSJR07YyYyoLdB6SPIfAHpuUos_fwPLJYZYb7GdV-KENbW426tQKXuRs Watch the trailer … Continue reading iThrive Virtual Sim: Lives in Balance – Sign Up Today!