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Introducing the 2020 Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) Program Series

Oct 17, 2019, by Therese Perlowski
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 4-12.

The series will run from January through March 2020. 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 now open, so feel free to visit the project web page for more information and to sign up today!

Through the use of primary source documents and interactive videoconferencing, the 2020 program series will take students on a journey through the historical legacies of our presidents. By the conclusion of each session, students will have gained a greater understanding of our nation’s presidents and how they shaped the past and present of our country.

Get a sneak peek of what to expect this short clip from Jeffrey Urbin’s (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library Museum) program last year:



Presidential Powers with Documents from the National Archives
Presented by: Jenny Sweeney, Education Specialist
The National Archives
Thursday, January 16, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET
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Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears
Presented by: Erin Adams, Director of Education & Patrick Martin, Schools Coordinator
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
January 23, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Forging Greatness: Lincoln in Indiana
Presented by: Mike Capps, Chief of Interpretation
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
January 30, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Exploring Lincoln in Washington
Presented by: Alex Wood, Education Programs Manager at Ford's Theatre Society and Jen Epstein, National Park Service Ranger
The National Mall & Memorial Parks and Ford’s Theatre
February 6, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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1960: JFK and the First Modern Presidential Campaign
Presented by: Stephen Fagin, Curator, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum
February 11, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Slavery in George Washington’s World
Presented by: Sadie Troy, Student Learning Specialist
Mount Vernon
February 13, 11 a.m .and 2 p.m. EST
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Theodore Roosevelt and the Expansion of Presidential Power
Presented by: Erik Johnson, Digital Library Coordinator and Archivist
Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University
February 20, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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Herbert Hoover and the Bonus March: Presidential Blunder or Necessary Action?
Presented by: Elizabeth Dinschel, Archivist and Education Specialist
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
February 27, 11 a.m. and 2.p.m. EST
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Ulysses S. Grant and the Mystery of William Jones
Presented by: David Newmann, Park Guide
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
March 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  EST
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Records of an Era: The Roosevelts 1933-1945
Presented by: Jeffrey Urbin
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
March 5, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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An Open Field: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
Presented by: Joan Cummins, Program Assistant
President Lincoln’s Cottage
March10, 11 a.m .and 2 p.m. EST
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Theodore Roosevelt's Rise to the Presidency
Presented by: Alyssa Parker-Geisman, Park Ranger
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
March 12, 11 a.m.and 2 p.m. EST
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Truman and the 1948 Election
Presented by: Mark Adams, Education Director
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
March 24, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST
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