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


"You teach a child how to read and write, but you also teach a child how to think and hope." Mrs. Laura Bush, April 20, 2005 

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, parents, and visitors.

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Plan Your Field Trip

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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

Lesson Plans


Trying to find lesson plans and activities ready for classroom and home school use? If so, check out the Lesson Plans page! Learn More

Traveling Trunk Program


Looking for an engaging and fun hands-on way to supplement existing curriculum? Consider reserving a Traveling Trunk for the classroom! Learn More

Presidential Hats Program

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Give your students the opportunity to be detectives! The Presidential Hats Program teaches students the many roles a U.S. President plays. Learn More

Camp 43 - Summer Leadership Camp

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Each spring, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum accepts applications from high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for its 3-day, fun, exciting, and educational summer camp, “Camp43: Leader of One, Leader of Many.” Learn More

The Situation Room Experience


This unique educational opportunity allows students to assume key White House roles in order to manage a constitutional crisis. Participants must work together in a high-stakes environment and make important decisions about developing events. This 21st century educational experience is aligned with national and state standards. Learn More

Analyzing Historical Objects

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Want to use primary sources in the classroom, but are not quite sure how to incorporate them? Are you comfortable using primary sources, but need new records to supplement existing curriculum? Need new analysis strategies to help students better understand primary sources? Learn More

Native Texas Park


This 15-acre urban park on the grounds of the Bush Center reflects the President and Mrs. Bush’s longstanding commitment to environmental conservation and restoration. The Native Texas Park features a one-mile network of trails. Learn More

Teacher Workshops

"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 our workshops and training opportunities! Learn More


First Lady Laura Bush visits with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, September 11, 2001, in his Capitol Hill office. (P7107-19)

The records of the Administration of George W. Bush are being systematically processed. However, there are many other resources available regarding the Bush Presidency. A brief list of selected publications and resources from research institutions follows. Learn More

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