Transport your students to places that helped shape our nation’s past presidents’ lives. It’s easy to sign up for for this free service, which is a partnership between Internet2, the National Park Service, and the National Archives. Watch recordings of the 2022 sessions!
History Comes Alive in Your Classroom
Presidential Primary Sources Project
July 12-14, 2022
Join Us for the Truman Library Virtual Teacher Conference
Truman Library Virtual Teacher Conference: Presidential Character and Decision Making
July 12-14, 2022 | Register today
Presidential Character and Decision Making is a three-day online workshop for teachers focused on how a variety of presidents have made crucial decisions and put their character to the test. Each occupant of the office—the first president to the 46th—has contributed to the story of the nation through the decisions he made and the actions he took as the nation’s chief executive.
By examining presidential history through the lens of decision making, Presidential Character and Decision Making offers a fresh viewpoint on how individual presidents have shaped their administrations in times of crisis.
Presenters from presidential libraries and presidential historic sites will each share how each president made crucial decisions and how their own personal character influenced them. Teaching activities will be shared throughout the week and in the virtual environment, there will be a number of interactive sessions for teachers to learn from.
Teachers can learn from these interactive virtual sessions and take-home teaching activities and materials to use in their classrooms:
- Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
- Teddy Roosevelt Center
- Hoover Presidential Library
- F.D. Roosevelt Library
- Truman Library
- Eisenhower Library
- LBJ Library
- Nixon Library
- Carter Library
- George H.W. Bush Library
- Clinton Library
Watch Recordings of the 2022 PPSP Sessions
Recordings from the sessions — held from January through April — are now available! These sessions are applicable to students grades 4-12.
Sign up today to get started with the PPSP program.
Watch Archived Sessions
Select from a variety of historical presentations about our nation’s presidents.
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Click here to download the Presidential Primary Sources Project brochure.
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Watch this clip from one of our most popular PPSP sessions below, where Education Specialist Jeff Urbin at the Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum shows students the wheelchair President Franklin Delano Roosevelt designed for himself.
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