Events for Students, Teachers, and Families
Upcoming Events for Kids and Families
- The Constitution and Our Community (Grades 3–5) - June 2, 2023, 11:15 a.m. EDT
- The First Amendment: Five Rights in One! (Grades 3–5) - June 2, 2023, 1:15 p.m. EDT
- National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Gilbert Stuart - June 15, 2023, 11:00 a.m. EDT
- Juneteenth Family Day - June 17, 2023, 11:00 a.m. EDT
- The <strike>Coercive</strike> Intolerable Acts! - June 26, 2023, 12:00 p.m. EDT
- A Summary View of the Rights of British America in 1774 - June 27, 2023, 12:00 p.m. EDT
- The Road to the First Continental Congress - June 28, 2023, 12:00 p.m. EDT
- The Continental Association and the Resolves of the First Continental Congress - June 29, 2023, 12:00 p.m. EDT
- 1774: The Year in Acts and Petitions - June 30, 2023, 12:00 p.m. EDT
- National Treasure - July 1, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Upcoming Events for Educators
- “Civics for All of US” Teacher Workshop - Interrogating Presidential Photos - June 27, 2023, 2:00 p.m. EDT
- “Civics for All of US” Teacher Workshop - We the People: Teaching the Constitution for Elementary Educators - July 11, 2023, 2:00 p.m. EDT
- “Civics for All of US” Teacher Workshop - The Bill of Rights for Elementary Educators - August 1, 2023, 2:00 p.m. EDT
- “Civics for All of US” Teacher Workshop - The Bill of Rights for Secondary Educators - August 2, 2023, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Recorded Past Programs
This series of short programs connects young learners directly to history and the historical documents of the National Archives through historical reenactment.
Watch recordings of our past pajama parties for kids aged 8–12.
In September 2021, we focused on themes of fairness, friendship, civil rights, and persisting through adversity through the book Sylvia & Aki. The program featured civil-rights activist and title character Sylvia Mendez, and acclaimed author Winifred Conkling.
In March 2021, we focused on women's history in sports, the Olympics, and gymnastics. Participants read I Got This: To Gold and Beyond, by gymnast Laurie Hernandez. They learned about historical documents in the National Archives and participated in fun activities!
Our October 2020 Virtual Pajama Party focused on Jackie Robinson, including his barrier-breaking career in baseball – but also his lifelong commitment to civil rights work through civic engagement and advocacy. Participants read The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson.
The research and writing process is crucial to any successful manuscript—even more so for works of nonfiction that rely upon first-person source material to tell a story.
The Write Stuff included three authors talking about their work on researching women’s rights and suffrage and the movement that followed.