Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week is November 6 - 10, 2017 and the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration, is happy to share classroom-ready materials specifically designed to build stronger literacy skills in students.   Through innovation and technology the National Archives sets the gold-standard in education for using primary sources in … Continue reading Media Literacy Week

Archived but not Forgotten… Presidential Websites.

President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at noon. If you visited the White House website immediately following the inauguration of the 45th President, you discovered that the website for President Obama was replaced by a website highlighting the new policies of the 45th President. What happened to the Obama Administration website? … Continue reading Archived but not Forgotten… Presidential Websites.

Ronald Reagan’s remarks when the Olympic Torch came to the White House in 1984

Today's post comes from Reagan Library Education Department staffer Brett Robert. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vLe1OwKu2c 14 May 1984 - John Hughes' Sixteen Candles was flickering across the nation's silver screens, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, N.Y., and in Washington, D.C. the Olympic Torch came to the White House on its way to Los Angeles. President Reagan … Continue reading Ronald Reagan’s remarks when the Olympic Torch came to the White House in 1984

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

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?

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."

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

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

What If…..

...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 What If…..