Professional Development Webinars
Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or 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 Our interactive webinars for educators feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Connect your school or district with the National Archives for a custom webinar exploring DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives.
- Minimum of 10 participants
- Maximum of 99 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
Prior to the webinar, a National Archives educator will work with you in advance to determine what the webinar will cover. Topics may include:
- An introduction to DocsTeach
- Finding primary sources for the classroom
- Creating DocsTeach activities
- And more depending on your preferences!
Questions? Contact DistanceLearning@nara.gov
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Get ready for Bill of Rights Day (December 15) by exploring resources from the National Archives for teaching the Bill of Rights in your classroom. Discover primary sources that show the Bill of Rights in Action on DocsTeach.org, check out lesson plans and the Congress Creates the Bill of Rights app from the Center for Legislative Archives, and learn about our free distance learning programs on the Bill of Rights. This webinar is suitable for all educators.
January – March 2020
The National Archives and our Presidential Libraries will offer programs as part of this annual series, alongside educators from the National Park Service, the Internet2 community, and cultural and historic organizations nationwide. These free, standards-aligned, 45-minute interactive videoconferencing programs are aimed at students in grades 4-12. In addition to the interactive video component, each program will also be live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing for free.
Find the 2020 schedule and register for sessions on the Internet2 website.
- Presidential Powers with Documents from the National Archives, Thursday, January 16, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET
- Herbert Hoover and the Bonus March: Presidential Blunder or Necessary Action?, February 27, 11 a.m. and 2.p.m. ET
- Records of an Era: The Roosevelts 1933-1945, March 5, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET
- Truman and the 1948 Election, March 24, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET
View previously recorded webinars and National History Day Workshops featuring primary sources and teaching strategies.
- Petitions, Protest, and Persuasion: Women's Voices in the Records of the National Archives
- Teaching with the Records of Congress
- Teaching the Constitution with Political Cartoons
- WWI Resources for the Classroom: The Remembering WWI App and DocsTeach.org
- Remembering Vietnam: the Road to War-Webinar for Educators
- Remembering Vietnam: The Road Through War-Webinar for Educators
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.