Professional Development

Document Analysis Workshops

The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum (JCLAM) education team conducts workshops for a wide range of K-16 educators. We usually conduct these sessions on site at the Carter Library, but we will also come to your school to deliver training.

Utilizing primary source materials from our holdings our workshops combine scholarly research with hands-on activities, document analysis, discussions of best practices, and are designed to help teachers meet the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS).

To schedule a workshop contact Joshua Montanari | email: joshua.montanari@nara.gov | phone: 404-865-7126 | fax: 404-865-7102

Introduction to Teaching the Carter Presidency with Primary Sources

Primary Audience: In-Service teachers. This workshop is hands-on and involves the use of facsimiles of primary source material in a variety of formats (written documents, photographs, maps, charts, etc.). All physical resources used in this workshop are from the holdings of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Participants will leave this session with classroom-ready materials and information on resources for further study and professional improvement. Correlations to Georgia Standards of Excellence are highlighted.

Teaching History and Social Studies Using Federal Records

Primary Audiences: Pre-Service teachers; History Majors. This workshop is hands-on and involves the use of facsimiles of primary source material in a variety of formats. All physical resources used in this workshop are from the holdings of the National Archives & Records Administration. Participants will leave this session with practical skills in conducting preliminary research online, and knowledge of reliable virtual historical repositories.

Crossroads of Curriculum: The Camp David Peace Accords

Primary Audience: High School Social Studies Teachers; AP U.S. History Teachers. This workshop contextualizes the diplomatic, economic, cultural and military interactions between empires, nations and peoples in the 20th century that shaped America’s increasingly important role in the world and set the stage for The Camp David Peace Accords. This workshop will also include a session in effectively utilizing online primary sources made available on the Carter Library and National Archives websites.

  • September, 2020


  • Presidential Powers and Precedents: What’s the Limit?

    Education - Teacher Resources Education - Professional Development September 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm
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    Free Distance Learning Program

    In partnership with the Presidential Primary Sources Project, five case studies of U.S. Presidents including Hoover, Truman, Carter, Reagan and Clinton will examine the limits of Presidential Power in this webinar for secondary school educators (grades 6-12). To register for this and other Fall webinars for students and educators, complete the National Archives and Presidential Libraries Distance Learning Sign Up form.

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  • October, 2020


  • Georgia on My Mind: The Extraordinary Life of President Carter

    Education - Teacher Resources Education - Professional Development October 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm
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    Free Distance Learning Program

    The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library is teaming up with the National Park Service and the staff of Jimmy Carter National Historic Site to reflect on the life of our 39th President as we celebrate his 96th Birthday. For students and educators alike, this program will examine and discuss the primary sources of these institutions to address the question, “What is the secret to an extraordinary life?” To register for this and other Fall webinars for students and educators, complete the National Archives and Presidential Libraries Distance Learning Sign Up form.

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