Educator Resources

Professional Development Webinars

Visit the National Archives from home! Our interactive webinars for educators feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom. All webinars are free of charge.

Advance registration required. Questions? Please contact us at distancelearning@nara.gov.

Live captioning is available by request. Please include a request for live captioning services in your registration for the event and submit your registration at least two weeks in advance of the webinar. 

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

Native Communities and the Vote: Teaching about American Indian Voting Rights through Documents

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Administering Oath of Office to New Tribal Council, 1959. Available on DocsTeach

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7 p.m. ET, 60 minutes

Register today!

Join us and learn how to incorporate primary sources related to American Indian voting rights into your lessons. We will share activities and resources from the National Archives, and explore how to include discussions of evolving rights over time as related to Native Communities and the right to participate in Federal elections.

This webinar is part of our Native American professional development series. Each program features new resources for locating and using Federal records related to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

 

 

Webinars Available By Request

Register and select your preferred dates.

Connect your school or district with the National Archives for one of our by-request professional development webinars!

  • Minimum of 10 participants 
  • Maximum of 250 individual connections per webinar
  • Available by request Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM ET
  • Program duration is flexible — we recommend 20-60 minutes, depending on the preferred content
  • Please submit requests at least one month in advance of desired date
  • All requests subject to availability

 

Available Programs:

 

An Introduction to DocsTeach

DocsTeach Home PageDiscover DocsTeach.org, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Learn how to find primary sources for teaching history and civics topics. Explore the 12 different document-based activity tools and find out how, with a free DocsTeach account, you can create your own activities or modify existing activities to share with your students online. Already familiar with DocsTeach? Request an in-depth training on creating activities or finding DocsTeach resources for teaching a particular topic. 

Teaching the Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights 

Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of RightsJoin the National Archives for a hands-on session and discover resources for teaching the founding documents of the United States. Discover a model you can use to introduce your students to the Charters of Freedom, take a look at the Declaration of Independence through different lenses, and access primary sources that can help students connect the big ideas of the Constitution and Bill of Rights to their own lives.

 

Questions? Contact DistanceLearning@nara.gov

 

Recorded Webinars

DocsTeach Mini-Webinars

DocsTeach Mini-Webinars, Self-serve 20-minute webinars, Learn DocsTeach basics and how to use DocsTeach for virtual learning!Our self-serve mini-webinars cover DocsTeach basics and tips for online teaching. Each webinar is approximately 20 minutes.

 

Professional Development for Educators

Our previously recorded webinars feature primary sources and teaching strategies. Access our full Professional Development for Educators playlist on YouTube.

 

National History Day Workshops

Learn about resources for projects and primary source research from the National Archives and our partner organizations, the theme and categories, using primary and secondary sources effectively, and teaching tools for NHD.

 


 

Request a program today!

Register online using the registration link for the particular program you are interested in above. If you prefer, fill out and return our PDF form to distancelearning@nara.gov.

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