On This Day: Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqOSzgQNhI Thirty-five years ago on Monday August 3, 1981 members of PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, went on strike at 7 A.M.  Shortly before 11 A.M. President Reagan delivered the above remarks from the White House Rose Garden. Let me make one … Continue reading On This Day: Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers

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

Amending America: This Day in History the 14th Amendment Became Law

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. July 28, 1868 is only one of many important dates wrapped up in the history of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  On that day this amendment which continues to be at the heart of many issues facing our nation was certified … Continue reading Amending America: This Day in History the 14th Amendment Became Law

Ronald Reagan and the Republican National Convention

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBP2gvZTnwM This year one of our projects at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has been to digitize and upload to our public YouTube channel many of President Reagan's iconic speeches. Our Audiovisual Archivist is spearheading this task to create a resource for students, teachers, … Continue reading Ronald Reagan and the Republican National Convention

The White House: Inside Stories from the Reagan Presidential Library Part II

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert and continues our series on items and installations from the White House on display or in our collections.  Click here for Part I and click here to see the website for the PBS documentary The White House: Inside Story. The Executive Mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania … Continue reading The White House: Inside Stories from the Reagan Presidential Library Part II

The White House: Inside Stories from the Reagan Presidential Library Part I

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. Click here for part II to learn about more of the items from the White House in our collections. Tonight PBS will air a documentary special The White House: Inside Story examining life in, the history of, and everything about the Presidential Residence.  The show features interviews … Continue reading The White House: Inside Stories from the Reagan Presidential Library Part I

Actor Atticus Shaffer shares filmmaking lessons at the Reagan Presidential Library

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HHOZGRadh4 To register for the last available space for Film This! 2016 Filmmaking Workshop for high school students, email us at reaganeducation@nara.gov. Last summer while visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library a flier for Film This! caught the eye of actor Atticus Shaffer.  While Shaffer … Continue reading Actor Atticus Shaffer shares filmmaking lessons at the Reagan Presidential Library

Fourth of July 1986: Liberty Weekend Thirty Years Later

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. The Fourth of July is a celebration of the heritage and history of the United States.  While every President honors Independence Day in different ways, one of the grandest celebrations of this anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence took place in 1986 … Continue reading Fourth of July 1986: Liberty Weekend Thirty Years Later

Presidential Firsts! Presidential Pioneers in Education?

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert Every year the Reagan Library offers the Film This! summer program for high school students.  Over the course of a week students shoot and edit original documentary films.  This year's theme for Film This is "Presidential Firsts," to register for this year's program, click … Continue reading Presidential Firsts! Presidential Pioneers in Education?

Thanks Los Angeles Unified School District

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. Saturday June 18, 2016 we were fortunate to have a wonderful group of educators from Los Angeles Unified School District visit us at the Reagan Presidential Library.  The event featured continuing education workshops by Kieley Jackson, Coordinator of Secondary History/Social Science Education at LAUSD, and Linda … Continue reading Thanks Los Angeles Unified School District