Amending America: The 20th Amendment, January 20, and Presidential Inaugurations

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. Later this month on January 20, if you follow the Reagan Presidential Library on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram , or any of the other Presidential Libraries for that matter, you might notice something: every President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt's second term has been sworn into office … Continue reading Amending America: The 20th Amendment, January 20, and Presidential Inaugurations

Who’s Who at the Reagan Presidential Library: The Archivists

Today's blog is a guest post from our Summer Intern Victoria exploring the staff in the National Archives and Records Administration office at the Reagan Presidential Library. Besides the curation staff and 3D artifacts, the other main part of the museum is the paper and audio visual archives. These documents were part of the administration … Continue reading Who’s Who at the Reagan Presidential Library: The Archivists

Who’s Who at the Reagan Library: The Supervisory Curator

Today's blog is a guest post from our Summer Intern Victoria exploring the roles of staff in the National Archives and Records Administration office at the Reagan Presidential Library.  Over the summer Victoria worked in our offices and got to know the ins and outs of how we function as both a museum and research … Continue reading Who’s Who at the Reagan Library: The Supervisory Curator

That’s a wrap! Film This! 2016 brings film industry experience to high school students

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. This summer break while many high school students are flocking to movie theaters, chasing Pokemon, or learning the intricacies of menial labor, the Reagan Presidential Library has been hosting our annual filmmaking workshops that connect young minds with experienced teachers.  Since 2013 Film This! has brought educators … Continue reading That’s a wrap! Film This! 2016 brings film industry experience to high school students

Looking Towards the 2016 Election: Personal Crisis and Responsibility

The 2016 election is quickly approaching and the question of the age and health of some of the candidates is a topic that is in the spotlight of national discussion. During the conference "When Life Strikes the White House: Death, Scandal, Illness and the Responsibilities of a President,” hosted in-part by the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Karen Kiron gave a talk about President Reagan called "The Benefit of Age, if Wisdom Prevails."

Summer is here! High School Teachers, come out and play at the Reagan Library!

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. Register Here for our Free Summer Situation Room Experience Open Houses for Educators. You can see it on the faces of students and teachers alike...  The blank gaze into the distance that could almost be a “thousand yard stare,” were it not for that … Continue reading Summer is here! High School Teachers, come out and play at the Reagan Library!

Thousand Oaks High School in SRE

...your classroom could like this? Well, here at the Reagan Library, it can.  What you see pictured here is a test group for a brand new "Situation Room Experience" set to open at the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries in September, 2016. Attending students will take on the roles of members of … Continue reading Thousand Oaks High School in SRE

President Reagan’s Memorial Day Remarks

It is customary for American Presidents to provide remarks on Memorial Day. Watch the videos below showing three speeches and one radio address and answer the following questions: Count how many times President Reagan refers to President Lincoln in his addresses. Why do you think he references President Lincoln on Memorial Day? President Reagan made … Continue reading President Reagan’s Memorial Day Remarks

iCivics: Learning in any place at any time

iCivics in the Classroom and at Home iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a supplemental resource for educators designed to augment existing classroom curriculum for elementary through high school students.In order to align with the core standards in each state, iCivics is curated by themes such as the Foundations of Government, Politics and Public Policy, and International … Continue reading iCivics: Learning in any place at any time