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

Teachers' FAQs

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a Federal agency.  The Library and Museum preserve the records of the Administration of President George W. Bush.  Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, the Library includes a Museum and offers associated educational and public programs.  

First Lady Laura Bush visits the first grade classroom and students of teacher Laura Gilbertson, April 14, 2008, at the Martin Luther King Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. (P041408SC-0185)

How Does the Education Program Use TEKS to Create Programming and Resources? 

All programs and resources are based on the student requirements in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). When developing a program, we begin with the TEKS and use backwards design to determine that all activities, lessons, etc. meet the student requirements listed in the TEKS. This format is followed because it is understood that educators need resources, programs, and curriculum tied to their students’ learning standards.  

Can I Have Someone from the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Visit Our Campus to Talk with Students?

Absolutely! Whether interested in a career day program, hearing from the curator, a presentation on Presidential records, or booking the education specialist, we will be happy to work with you.

Do You Offer Distance Learning Programs? 

The Library and Museum is not equipped to offer distance learning programs. However, we plan to incorporate them into programming. In the meantime, consider looking at the distance learning programs offered by the National Archives' in Fort Worth.

If you have additional questions, contact the education program at

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