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Presidential Primary Sources Project

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Presidential Primary Sources Project

The Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP) is a collaborative program sponsored by historic sites and museums, the National Parks Service, U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums, and the Internet2 community.  The goal of the annual project is to engage classrooms throughout the national and international education community with an overarching theme, utilizing primary source documents for student research and presentation.

PPSP 2018 Program Series Title:  “Presidential Legacy”
Program Series Description:  The office of the President of the United States has an extensive and illustrious history.  Each person to hold the office has left their mark on the country and holds a distinct place in history.  Every administration has faced its own unique set of challenges and the way each President dealt with these obstacles and made decisions has determined their legacies.  The Presidential Primary Sources Project will provide insight into the legacy of various Presidents and examine major historical events or decisions they made.  Through the lens of primary source documents and live interactive video discussions with National Park Service rangers and presidential historians from the National Archives and other presidential historic sites, students will delve into history and develop a deeper understanding of Presidential legacies and how they came to be.   

Learning standards

Because of the broad nature of the presidential theme, teachers will find that a number of the historical presentations coincide with their yearly curriculum.  Additionally, research and synthesis requirements expected by national and state standards can also be integrated at various points in a teacher’s syllabus.  Each video conference will be associated with its coinciding National Standards to assist teachers in these efforts. Please see the program flyer for more details.

Start Date:
Dec. 2, 2013
K20 Education U.S. UCAN Teaching and Learning Video Conferencing Presidential Primary Sources Project CAP
Stephanie Stenberg Program Manager

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