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
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”!
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
President Reagan sitting at his desk and being filmed by NBC working in the Oval Office for the program "A Day in the Life of the President." In 1909, President William Taft became the first President to walk into the Oval Office, located in the center of the south side of the West Wing. In … Continue reading President Reagan and the Oval Office
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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!