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Introducing the 2019 Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) Program Series

Aug 09, 2018, by Thomas Giannettino
Tags: Community Anchor Program, PPSP, Presidential Primary Sources Project

The National Park Service, U.S Presidential Libraries and Museums, the Internet2 community, and cultural and historic organizations nationwide are proud to offer the annual Presidential Primary Sources Project, a series of free, standards aligned, 45 minute interactive videoconferencing programs aimed at students in grades 6-12. The series will run from January - March 2019. In addition to the interactive video component, each program will also be live streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing for free.

Free registration is open now so feel free to visit the project website for more information and to sign up today!

This year's theme is "Presidents and Places." Through the use of primary source documents and interactive videoconferencing, the 2019 program series will take students on a journey to historical locations that have played a critical role in shaping presidential legacies. By the conclusion of each session, students will have gained a greater understanding of our nation’s presidents through the lens of the unique places that have come to define them.


"Presidential Powers with Documents from the National Archives"
The National Archives at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Thursday, January 17: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Slavery at the Hermitage"
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Hermitage, TN
Wednesday, January 23: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Forging Greatness: Lincoln in Indiana"
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City, Indiana
Wednesday, January 30: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"JFK, Dallas, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza"
Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas, TX
Thursday, February 7: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Exploring Lincoln in Washington"
The National Mall & Memorial Parks and Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 12: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"The Mystery of William Jones"
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, St. Louis, MO
Thursday, February 14: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home, Hope, AR
Thursday, February 21: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Lincoln's Kentucky"
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, KY
Thursday, February 28: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Herbert Hoover and the Hoover Dam"
Herbert Hoover presidential Library and Museum, West Branch, IA
Wednesday, March 6: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Records of a Precise Era and Time"
FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY
Thursday, March 7: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Lincoln’s Home for Brave Ideas"
President Lincoln’s Cottage, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 12: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Theodore Roosevelt, Adventure, and the Outdoors"
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York, NY & Theodore Roosevelt Center, Dickinson, ND
Wednesday, March 13: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

"Truman and Independence, Missouri"
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, MO
Wednesday, March 27: 10-10:50am and 1-1:50pm CT

On behalf of the participating National Park Service, National Archives, other presidential sites and libraries, KINBER, and the entire PPSP planning team, we invite K-12 teachers and their students everywhere to join us for these exciting programs.

For any questions, please contact Stephanie Stenberg or Thomas Giannettino.