Educator Resources

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 Our interactive webinars for educators feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom.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.

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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 American Professional Development Series

Coming in 2018

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"Native Americans from Southeastern Idaho," ca. 1897

This series will feature new National Archives resources for locating and using Federal records related to Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Look for additional webinars throughout the year.

Webinars in the Series:

  • Introduction to New Resources and Educational Programs Focused on American Indian Primary Sources
  • Bringing Native Voices into the Non-Native Classroom
  • What Does it Mean to Remove a People? American Indian Forced Removal
  • Native American Perspectives on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Indian Schools in the United States

Email us to pre-register for upcoming webinars. Use "Native PD Series" in the subject line and indicate which program(s) you're interested in. We'll notify you of dates and times as soon as they are available.

Professional Development for Educators YouTube Channel

View previously recorded webinars and National History Day Workshops featuring primary sources and teaching strategies.

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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.