Announcing the Presidential Primary Sources Project Program 2021 Series

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By Therese Perlowski, Internet2 CAP Program Manager

Presidential Primary Sources Project 2021

The Internet2 Community Anchor Program is pleased to announce the 2021 schedule for the Presidential Primary Sources Project (PPSP), a series of free, standards-aligned, 45-minute interactive videoconferencing webinars aimed at students in grades 4-12. The series will run from January through March of 2021, made possible through a partnership with the National Park Service, U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums, the Internet2 community, and cultural and historic organizations nationwide.

In addition to the interactive video component, each program will also be live-streamed and recorded for on-demand viewing for free. Registration is open now, so feel free to visit the project website for more information and sign up today!

Through the use of primary source documents and interactive videoconferencing, the 2021 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 watching a short clip from last year’s program by the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum’s Jeff Urbin.

2021 PPSP Program Schedule

*All programs are live at 11am ET and 2 pm ET on their scheduled day and applicable to students grades 4-12.

  • January 19: The Constitution and Presidential Powers, The National Archives
  • January 21: The Symbiotic Relationship of Slavery and Indian Removal, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
  • January 26: Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • January 28: A Young Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace NHS
  • February 2: Planning for the Future–President Carter and the Energy Crisis, Carter Presidential Library
  • February 4: Pioneer Life in Indiana, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
  • February 9: The Great Communicator, Reagan Presidential Library
  • February 11: Women of Kansas: Beyond Dorothy, Eisenhower Foundation
  • February 16: Black Americans and the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and FDR Library
  • February 18: Exploring President Kennedy’s New Frontier Today, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • February 23: From “Accidental President” to Political Powerhouse: Comparing the first 100 Days of Theodore Roosevelt’s First and Second Terms, Theodore Roosevelt Center
  • February 25: America’s Presidents Through Portraiture, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery
  • March 2: Nothing to Fear But Fear It’s Self–Roosevelt’s First Inaugural, Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
  • March 4: Lincoln in his own Words–A Close Look at the Gettysburg and Second Inaugural Addresses, Ford’s Theatre
  • March 9: 7th Street Challenge–Lincoln’s Commute, President Lincoln’s Cottage
  • March 11: Daughters of Freedom! Rise of the Women’s Rights Movement, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • March 16: President Clinton’s Public Diplomacy in Northern Ireland, Clinton Presidential Library
  • March 18: Life and Legacy of Ulysses S. Grant–History and significance of General Grant National Memorial, General Grant National Memorial
  • March 23: The Peanut Brigade, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • March 25: Truman’s First 100 days, Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Register for one or more of the Presidential Primary Sources Project’s free, interactive sessions today!

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