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The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Education Department is to inform and enrich learning for all ages about United States history, the role of the presidency with special focus on the administration of George Bush, the 41st president of the United States, and to enhance the learning environment through the support of literacy and education programs.
Our goal is to serve as an educational resource through programs available to everyone. Distance learning programs are offered through interactive video conferences, live streaming or recorded for playback anytime. Register at www.Connect2Texas.net/bushlibrary41 for our distance learning programs free online. We seek to expand our collaborations in educational endeavors and offer varied opportunities to strengthen student learning around the world.
As a presidential library and museum within the National Archives and Records Administration, we preserve more than 44 million pages of documents, 2 million photographs, and thousands of hours of sound and video recordings in our textual and audio-visual archives. The museum's collections contain more than 100,000 artifacts documenting the life and times of George Bush.
Providing access to digitized records of the archives is an important public service mission of the Bush Library and Museum and the Education Department. Many of our educational programs utilize digitized documents and records from the textual and audio-visual archives, enhancing the overall learning experience through the use of rich primary-source materials. Visit http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/education for program resources and www.presidentialtimeline.org/timeline/bin/ for selected exhibits and educational activities using digitized primary sources from the Bush Library and Museum. For additional educational opportunities offered through the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Education Department, please email email@example.com or call (979) 691-4013.
- [05-01-2014] Education Program: "Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Friends"
- [05-01-2014] Education Program: "Musical Storytelling, Growing Up to Become President Bush: Character Counts!"
- [05-15-2014] Education Program: "El Vaquero, Cowboy of America West" by Angel Vigil
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The partnership of the Bush Library with the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference and Big Thought gives students (9th grade - college sophomore) an opportunity to enter the Young Spurs Writing Contest. Winners of this national non-fiction essay contest will be published in The Dallas Morning News. For more national essay contest details, please visit:
Please view Writing the Historical Essay program presented at the Bush Library by Bryan Burrough to expand your understanding of this genre at:
See "Seeing Texas History Through Its Larger Than Life Characters" at http://www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41/ (free registration)