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We invite you to come learn about the programs and resources we have available to supplement your teaching needs.
Please contact Bush43education@nara.gov to schedule a workshop for your school.
Leadership: First Ladies of the United States of America Teacher Workshop
Leadership: First Ladies of the United States of America is an awesome 3 hour CPE workshop that gives insight into how these leaders behind the leaders help effect change and advance our society in valuable ways. Although first ladies are not elected officials, their influence, convening authority, high visibility, and ‘soft power’ allow them to use their voice to support and advance an administration’s agenda. The evolving role and influence of America’s first ladies is a fascinating topic in American culture. However, their position remains largely mysterious to the general public.
This workshop will review the choices these women have made and the forces that have empowered them, as well as challenged their ability to help shape their work and efforts to support the President and the nation in reshaping our education systems to fit current and future needs.
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Presidential Hats Teacher Workshop
Presidential Hats is an amazing 3.5 hour CPE workshop that will guide teachers in introducing and teaching facts about the different roles of the United States President. This workshop will facilitate an interactive activity that teaches students about the President and the Executive Branch of the United States Government in a fun innovative way. Teachers will also tour the museum where they will experience permanent exhibit and temporary exhibit that display different roles of the President and Executive Branch.
This workshop will provide 3.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit while facilitating an interactive activity about the roles and responsibilities of the President of the United States of America.
Two sessions will be offered. The morning session for Primary Grades Pre-K thru 6th grade. The afternoon session for Secondary Grades 8th thru 12th grade.
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Path to Presidency Teacher Workshop: Mock Election
Path to Presidency Workshop: Mock Election is a one-day workshop. This innovative 6.5 hour CPE workshop will include discussion on propaganda techniques (advertising), political parties, and ideological surveys to determine which party each student identifies with.
This awesome workshop will also provide discussion on elections (laws, traditions, etc.), info on political polling and the Electoral College. Teachers will spend time making ads (posters, brochures, etc.), creating polls, giving them and analyzing, writing platforms, and having a debate.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Programs Workshop
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Programs Workshop is an informational workshop that aims to inspire teachers to be creative when teaching government and civic duty/responsibility. This free 3.5 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit allows the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum the opportunity to present programs available throughout the school year.
Traveling Trunks Teacher Workshop
Traveling Trunks This is a one day workshop. This fun filled 4.5 hour CPE teacher workshop is a TEKS aligned traveling trunks course. The purpose of this workshop is to assist you as you teach young minds the importance of preservation and history. This workshop is designed to help you facilitate students in taking a step back in time as they learn about early immigration into the United States, the Earth’s Oceans and Marine Life, Texas History, and The United States History. Through the use of artifacts, they will discover the uniqueness of various cultures and how each one contributed to the early growth of America.
This workshop introduces teachers to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Trunks that are available throughout the school year.
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Advise The President Teacher Workshop
Advise The President: How Do We Prevent Another Terrorist Attack on the U.S.? This innovative 3.5 hour CPE workshop will include discussion on 9/11. This workshop will be moderated in a forum in which teachers will discuss unanswered questions such as: Why did this happen? How did only 19 individuals coordinate this kind of catastrophic attack on the United States? Are there other attacks currently being planned? Where will the next terrorist try to strike? How can we stay safe in the face of these terrible threats? Using the Advise the President booklet, teachers will be guided into a variety of ways to guide their students into learning and understanding how an open and democratic society can better defend itself against a threat that conventional armies and weapons cannot defeat.
This workshop will aid teachers in helping students determine different avenues in protecting ourselves against future terrorist attacks, while carefully considering the consequences and trade-offs to each possible action.
Situation Room Experience Simulation Teacher Workshop
The Situation Room Experience Simulation This amazing free of charge 3 hour CPE workshop will guide teachers in the fully immersive, role-playing environment that will transport them into a high-stakes, fast-paced decision-making arena as they face a national crisis scenario based upon historical facts.
This workshop will facilitate an interactive critical thinking simulation that fosters real-time decision making in response to rapidly changing events. The Situation Room Experience Simulation Workshop was developed to give teachers and administrators an opportunity to experience the unique 21st century educational experience that will be afforded their students, grades 9 thru 12, in the upcoming school year.
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Native Texas Park Program Teacher Workshop
The Native Texas Park Program is a refreshing 3.5 hour CPE workshop that will provide information and resources about Texas plants, flowers, trees, and wildlife using the urban community park nestled in the hub of Dallas Texas. This is an awesome experiential to rediscover the lost prairie of Texas and its habitats. This amazing one mile network of trees, prairie grass, wildflowers, birds, butterflies, and other native Texas habitats is a wonderful way to learn the history of the prairie while identifying native Texas plants and wildlife.
This workshop also includes a docent guided tour that will show examples of President and Mrs. Bush’s longstanding commitment to environmental conservation and restoration through the managing of rainwater run-off in an environmentally sustainable way.
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