Educator Resources

Professional Development

We are currently offering professional development via webinar only due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.


Educators can participate in document-based workshops on finding and teaching with primary sources, and on specific historical topics. Our interactive webinars for educators feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom.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.

Request one of these programs on our distance learning page:

  • An Introduction to DocsTeach
  • Teaching the Founding Documents: The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights 
  • National History Day


Or sign up for a professional development workshop as part of our Civics for All of US initiative. During each interactive session, participants engage with primary sources and partake in collaborative group work and discussion to discover how to use National Archives resources and programs to teach civic knowledge and skills.


National Archives Locations

Washington, DC

Declaration of Independence

We are currently offering professional development via webinar only.

New York City

View of Manhattan

We are currently offering professional development via webinar only.

Presidential Libraries

Most of our museums have reopened with limited hours and timed tickets. Reopenings and continued operation rely on local public health metrics. Please check the website of the Presidential Library you are interested in visiting below.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum (West Branch, IA)

Herbert Hoover

Contact us about workshops and programs.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (Hyde Park, NY)

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum (Independence, MO)

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Boston, MA)

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum (Austin, TX)

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum (Atlanta, GA)

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (Simi Valley, CA)

William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum (Little Rock, AR)

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (Dallas, TX)