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
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
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
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."
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!
Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. Launching a big project like the Situation Room Experience requires not only a team of devoted professional staff, but community support as well. We have been incredibly fortunate to have several local schools help us dial-in the simulation during our final testing this spring … Continue reading Thank you Palisades Charter High School!
...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
The news flashes across the screen: THE NATION IS IN CRISIS! The tension in the room is palpable as the Secretary of State, the President’s Chief of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, and a collection of nervous aides and officials turn their gaze to you. It’s decision time and the fate of the nation, perhaps … Continue reading Situation Room Experience Open Houses
Educators, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, coaches- if you know of any high school students in Southern California that need fun ways to stay active this summer, send them to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley! Every year we host two separate one-week Film This! workshops which give students the opportunity to create and edit a … Continue reading Film This! Student Summer Program
We all know that teachers do not truly take the summer off. Between preparing curricula, lesson plans, syllabi, and classrooms we know you stay busy. However, the Reagan Library hopes you can squeeze in a day or two to come visit us in Simi Valley, California for some free workshops we have over the summer. … Continue reading Free Workshops for Educators This Summer