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Voting Rights

March 11, 2024 at 12:15 PM

Civics for All of US Webinar - Voting Rights, The Constitution and Representative Government (Grades 6–8)

Using the Constitution, constitutional amendments, and legislation, students will explore the progression of voting rights in the United States and its impact on representative government. Additional primary source documents from the National Archives, including photographs and political cartoons, will enhance student understanding of the ways in which contemporary events and public civic engagement influence their lives today.

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The Constitution and Our Community

March 13, 2024 at 12:15 PM

The Constitution and Our Community (Grades 3-5)

During this program, students will explore the idea of community, hone their primary source analysis skills by examining government records, and connect the Constitution to their own lives.

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The Constitution Rules

March 13, 2024 at 1:15 PM

The Constitution Rules! ( Grades K–2)

During this program, students will explore the idea of different responsibilities in their community and analyze images that highlight the jobs of the three branches of government as outlined in the Constitution.

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Teaching  with National Archives

March 13, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Teaching Presidential Elections with the National Archives

Join education specialists from several Presidential Libraries and Museums for this professional development program for educators on teaching elections with the records of the National Archives. Each participating Presidential Library will share an election story about their President and suggestions for engaging students in learning about this important civic process. With the 2024 presidential election right around the corner, this program will provide new ideas for using historical examples to teach elections in the classroom. Participating teachers will discover how to access classroom resources from the Presidential Libraries and Civics for All of US, the national civic education initiative of the National Archives.

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Voting Rights

March 14, 2024 at 10:15 AM

Civics for All of US Student Webinar - No Conscription Without Representation: Voting Rights and the Constitution (Grades 9–12)

Using the Constitution, constitutional amendments, legislation, and a Supreme Court case, students will explore the progression of voting rights in the United States with particular focus on the effort to lower the voting age to 18. Additional primary source documents from the National Archives, including photographs, video recordings, and political cartoons, will enhance student understanding of the ways in which contemporary events and public civic engagement influence their lives today.

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Archivist of the U.S. Colleen Shogan and Hillary Rodham Clinton in conversation

March 14, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Clinton Presidential Center Presents: Archivist of the U.S. Colleen Shogan and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

On Thursday, March 14, the Clinton Presidential Center Presents a conversation with the Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan, the first woman to be nominated and confirmed for this office. In honor of Women’s History Month, Shogan will discuss the vital importance of preserving and understanding our history, the contributions of women in government, and the state of American democracy with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Ask an Archivist

March 15, 2024 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Ask an Archivist, Converse with a Curator

Each St. Patrick's Day, the Prime Minister of Ireland presents the President with a vessel filled with shamrocks. Join us at 11 am or 2 pm on Friday March 15th to learn about the “Shamrock Ceremony.” We'll discuss the history of the tradition from Truman to today and highlight how President Clinton used the annual event to promote peace in North Ireland. Guests will have the opportunity to view a couple of the Waterford crystal bowls during the Clinton administration. Ask an Archivist, Converse with a Curator is free with museum admission.