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Presidential Library Distance Learning Resource

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jayashree Iyer Dec 14, 2016. 1 Reply

Hey all,The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, as a non-profit, frequently hosts distance learning events for classrooms across the world. We are looking for classes who want to attend virtually…Continue

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George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
About Me
I am a graduate student in international affairs working at the non-profit George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station. The Bush 41 Library is dedicated to providing free distance education opportunities to classes around the world. I promote free distance learning events, extending new opportunities to students from Canada to Ghana.


Join the Bush '41 Library for one of our free Distance Learning Education Programs coming up this semester!

Distance education registration is at:

Registration is free of charge. Teachers register by one of three formats.

1.       Recording: Requires only a computer.

2.       Live-stream: Requires only a computer.

3.       Video Conference: Use if submitting questions. Submit two weeks in advance.


         Connect2Texas will provide technical help in establishing a video-conference connection. 

For technical questions or problems, please call Lori Hamm-Neckar at
817 740 7516 or lhamm@esc11.net

Thank you,

Education Dept., Bush 41

Aaron Neil Ackerman

George Bush Library Distance Learning/Education Intern


Program: Texas A&M University Chemistry Road Show

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 

Time(s): 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. CDT

Grade(s): 3rd-10th and Adult Learners


Program Summary:

Chemistry contributes to medical education and is the foundation of scientific research. Join us to ignite imaginations using chemistry in exciting and educational demonstrations with fire, explosions, weird polymers, and super cold materials!

Flyer and Curriculum Standards may be downloaded at:


Program: Celebrate ADA Agri-tainment with Alpacas

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time(s): 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST

Grade(s): All Students and Adult Learners


Program Summary:

Alpacas possess a fascinating capacity for non-verbal communication. Learn about how this contributes to the therapeutic value of interacting with the unique South American Camelid. Examine the potential benefits, by working with alpacas, on children suffering with autism, spectrum disorders, and sensory oversensitivity.

Flyer and Curriculum Standards may be downloaded at:

Program: Celebrate ADA 25 by Professor Lex Frieden

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015 

Time(s): 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CDT

Grade(s): 7th – 12th and Adult Learners


Program Summary:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)) was a monumental piece of legislation in civil rights history. Lex Frieden, called “a chief architect of the ADA,” will present his personal story of his fight for change in a pre-ADA world.

Flyer and Curriculum Standards may be downloaded at:

Program: Early Explorers by Angel Vigil

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Time(s): 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CDT

Grade(s): 3rd – 8th and Adult Learners


Program Summary:

In their exploration of new lands and quest for glory and wealth, Spanish conquistadors brought essential elements of their culture to the new world. Follow Angel Vigil, portraying El Conquistador, as he tells of the epic adventures and astounding discoveries that greatly impacted Hispanic heritage.

Flyer and Curriculum Standards may be downloaded at:


Program: Colonial Era – Benjamin Franklin’s Contributions

Date: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Time(s): 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CST

Grade(s): 3rd – 8th and Adult Learners


Program Summary:

Meet Ben Franklin – Printer, Scientist, inventor, civic leader, statesman, diplomat, abolitionist, philosopher, and essayist. Heritage Guides founder/director Art Yeaman presents an action-packed, interactive program exploring America in the Colonial Era times of Dr. Benjamin Franklin.

Flyer and Curriculum Standards may be downloaded at:


Program: Humorous Poetry by Colonel Wayne Edwards

Date: November 10, 2015

Time(s): 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. CST

Grade(s): 3rd – 8th and Adult Learners


Program Summary:

Wayne Edwards is a comic poet who brings his humorous poetry to life. Through discussion of the Three R’s of rhyming (Rhyme, Rhythm, and Repetition) he helps inspire interest in both reading poetry for pleasure and writing one’s own as a form of art.

Flyer and Curriculum Standards:

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At 10:23am on September 29, 2015, uwaye soetan said…

you can just send me a link. thanks

At 1:11pm on September 26, 2015, uwaye soetan said…

i thought you mentioned the programs are free. I can see costs attached to most of them. Are they full curriculums or supplementary?



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