Events for Students, Teachers, and Families
Upcoming Events for Kids and Families
- The Kay R. Pace School of the Arts Holiday Concert - December 9, 2023, 11:00 a.m. EST
- National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet James Monroe - December 14, 2023, 11:00 a.m. EST
- The Bill of Rights Protects You (Grades 6–12) - December 15, 2023, 12:15 p.m. EST
- The First Amendment: Five Rights in One (Grades 3–5) - December 15, 2023, 1:15 p.m. EST
- Make Your Voice Count: Learning About the First Amendment (Grades K–2) - December 15, 2023, 2:15 p.m. EST
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This series of short programs connects young learners directly to history and the historical documents of the National Archives through historical reenactment.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 They learned about historical documents in the National Archives and participated in fun activities!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.