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You are invited to introduce your staff & students to the power of primary sources through free videoconferences from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, DC. To learn more about these programs, or to register for one, visit NARA’s education website.

NARA vc workshops are:

  • interactive and document-based
  • available for groups of up to 30 students in grades 5 – 12
  • designed to last 1 hour, and can be scheduled on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (ET).
  • made possible through ISDN or IP-based videoconferencing systems.

Workshops for Students in Grades 5 – 12

The Constitution
In this workshop, students who have studied the Constitution will analyze facsimile copies of the great charter and related documents from the holdings of the National Archives that illustrate the importance of the Constitution and its influence on our lives today.

Introduction to the National Archives and Records Administration
In this workshop, students will be introduced to the Federal agency responsible for preserving and making available the permanently valuable records of the Federal Government. Students will examine facsimiles of a wide variety of primary sources, including photographs, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, cartoons, and textual records.

Workshops for Educators

Teaching With Documents
Primary sources such as Joseph Glidden’s patent for barbed wire, FDR’s “Date Which Will Live in Infamy” speech, photographs from the Civil War, and the canceled check for the purchase of Alaska provide students with exciting learning opportunities. All of these documents and millions of others are held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). In this workshop, a NARA education specialist will introduce teacher participants to documents, teaching activities, and professional opportunities available from the National Archives. Efforts by other Federal agencies to make valuable government resources readily available for educators and students will also be described.

Introduction to the National Archives and Records Administration
In this workshop, students will be introduced to the Federal agency responsible for preserving and making available the permanently valuable records of the Federal Government. Students will examine facsimiles of a wide variety of primary sources, including photographs, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, cartoons, and textual records.

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