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!

Thank you Palisades Charter High School!

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!

Situation Room Experience Open Houses

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

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Film This! Student Summer Program

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

Free Workshops for Educators This Summer

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

California Protests in the 1960s

In the late 1960s protest movements swept the Western World, and perhaps no year saw more upheaval than 1968.  In Paris student demonstrators attempted, but eventually failed, to find common cause with striking workers.  The Prague Spring movement in Czechoslovakia, led by Alexander Dubček, was a period of political reform before it was brutally repressed … Continue reading California Protests in the 1960s

This Day In History – May 5, 1985

President Reagan's Address at Bitburg In May of 1985 in the first months of his second term President Reagan visited West Germany to take part in the G-7 Economic Summit.  Because the visit occurred just before the 40th anniversary of “V-E Day” President Reagan and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl scheduled several events to mark … Continue reading This Day In History – May 5, 1985

Soviet Emigration DBQs

In the 1980s, issues of human rights abuses in the Soviet Union continued to raise concerns among westerners.  Most Soviets were locked behind the "iron curtain" with very few options or opportunities to emigrate.  At the same time, relations between U.S. and Soviet leaders stalled. When it was announced that President Reagan and the new … Continue reading Soviet Emigration DBQs