New Document-Based Game: The Search for Bonnie and Clyde

The “Search for Bonnie and Clyde” is a historically-based educational mission-based game. The game is designed for use with students in 6th grade and above and for family and home audiences."Search for Bonnie and Clyde" integrates historical knowledge, primary source documents and photographs from the National Archives such as:The brand new "Search for Bonnie and … Continue reading New Document-Based Game: The Search for Bonnie and Clyde

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”!

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!

Advise On A New Amendment | Constitution Day 2020!

In honor of the 233rd anniversary of the signing of our Constitution, we'd like to hear from you! Imagine you had the opportunity to weigh in on a new Constitutional Amendment. What would it be? Pick from the suggestions below or write your own! Put your answer in the comment box and we might shout … Continue reading Advise On A New Amendment | Constitution Day 2020!

Join Us For Fall Online Programs – and Welcome Back to School!

We’re so excited to continue our distance learning webinars throughout the fall semester - 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 educators! Programs will take place at 2pm ET unless otherwise … Continue reading Join Us For Fall Online Programs – and Welcome Back to School!