Civics with the National Archives (3 Workshops)

Free to the public

The Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives and the National Archives Foundation are pleased to provide free online civics workshop series for New Hampshire educators. 

3 Professional Development hours available from this three-part series

Dates: August 17, 18 and 19

6 Big Ideas in the U.S. Constitution (August 17, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST)

Using primary sources, educators will learn a new way to teach the study of the U.S. Constitution and the significance of six big ideas contained in it.

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In Their Own Words: Women’s Petitions to Congress (August 18, 11:30am - 12:30 pm EST)
Analyze women’s petitions to Congress from five different eras to identify the issues women petitioned about and place them into context of their time.

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The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Black American Lives in the Jim Crow Era (August 19, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST)
Students analyze documents from the holdings of the National Archives to assess the impact of legalized racial segregation on the lives of Black Americans from 1944 – 1960.

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*NOTE: Teachers can register for one, two or all three sessions.

About the Trainer: 

Dr. Charles M. Flanagan is the Supervisor of Educational Programs at the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives. The Center is the unit of the National Archives that preserves and makes available the official records of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Flanagan has been at the Center since 2009. Prior to joining its staff, he served as a high school and middle school teacher for thirty years.

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Civics with the National Archives (3 Workshops)

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The entire experience was eye-opening and transformative.
- Teacher, 2017
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