President George W. Bush greets fourth graders, January 5, 2004, at Pierre Laclede Elementary School in St. Louis, Missouri. (P36885-10)


Welcome from the education program of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum! It is part of the Library and Museum’s mission to encourage students of all ages to learn more about the Presidency, the First Lady, American history, and government as well as to serve as a resource for the study of the life and career of President George W. Bush. The education program is developing engaging, hands-on classroom resources; programming for professional development; field trip planning information and much more, all for teachers as well as visitors.

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Classroom Resources

President George W. Bush reads to students, February 9, 2001, at J. C. Nalle Elementary School in Washington, D. C. (P1226-08)

Looking for lesson plans and activities to use in the classroom? Want to incorporate primary sources into the instruction but do not know where to begin? Interested in using the Museum’s traveling trunks with students? The Classroom Resources pages include all of these…and much more! Learn More

Professional Development

"America's First Ladies: An Enduring Vision" conference held March 5, 2012, on the campus of SMU in Dallas. Educators were given the opportunity to ask questions of historians and former White House staff members during a teachers' workshop.

Searching for a workshop to increase content knowledge and supplement classroom strategies? Want training on effectively using primary sources in the classroom? Seeking a forum to share ideas with colleagues on topics, such as higher-level thinking and student engagement? Check out the Library and Museum’s upcoming workshops and training opportunities! Learn More

The First Lady & Education

First Lady Laura Bush reads to children, July 24, 2007, at the Driggs School in Waterbury, Connecticut. (P072407SC-0121)

Learn more about First Lady Laura Bush’s global education initiatives; also includes Mrs. Bush’s “Family Favorites” reading list. Learn More

Planning a Field Trip

A student holds up a book about President George W. Bush, October 3, 2006, during the President's visit to the elementary school named after him in Stockton, California. (P100306ED-0245)

Interested in scheduling a field trip for students? Need information about the Museum’s education programs for classes? Look no further – everything needed is in this section! Learn More

Other Educational Resources

President George W. Bush shares a smile with Megan Booth, May 4, 2008, after presenting her diploma during commencement exercises for the Greensburg High School Class of 2008. The Kansas town was nearly destroyed by a tornado in 2007. (P050408CG-0627)

Teachers often ask the education program for assistance finding primary sources and lesson plans that are online and ready for classroom use. Some favorite sites to recommend follow. Learn More

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