George H.W. Bush Presidential Inauguration

Constitution and Community

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Join us for our new “Constitution and Community” video program for grades 3-5! Students will explore the idea of community, hone their primary source analysis skills by examining records from the National Archives, and connect the Constitution to their own lives.

This program aims towards enabling students to better be able to:

  • Understand what the Constitution is and why the United States has one
  • Connect the Constitution to their own lives and communities
  • Identify the three branches of government and some key functions they perform
  • Analyze Primary Sources

Available now to stream for free on YouTube from our Bush Library and Museum's YouTube Education Channel Video Flyer

 

 


Tom Borcher

George to George: How the U.S. Constitution Guides Us

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Celebrate the Constitution with us!

Constitutional law expert Thomas Borcher will explain how the U.S. Constitution was created. He helps us to understand the three branches of our Government. We will examine the Constitution’s role in shaping the presidencies of our 1st President, George Washington, and our 41st President, George H.W. Bush.

Available to stream for free on YouTube from our Bush Library and Museum's YouTube Education Channel or pre-register for your free digital copy at Connect2Texas.net.

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Jim Pennington

Chemistry Saves Lives - Texas A&M University's Chemistry Road Show


October 21, 2021

Join us to ignite imaginations and inspire students using chemistry demonstrations! Some of these will have weird polymers, super cold materials and even some surprising loud reactions! Dr. Jim Pennington presents the Texas A&M University Chemistry Road Show. He greatly enjoys teaching students.

Chemistry is fundamental to medical education, acting as the foundation on which the human body functions. Chemistry is the key to life and underpins the search for a cure for cancer. The late President Bush and Barbara Bush became advocates supporting and encouraging medical research to find cures for cancer following the death of their daughter Robin. One day, with the power of chemistry, cancer may be cured.

Register at Connect2Texas.net to attend virtually or to receive a free recording afterwards.

1. Create an account.

2. Click on the Events tab and select George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, event “Chemistry Saves Lives – Texas A&M University’s Chemistry Road Show.

Registration help: Contact Lori Hamm-Neckar at lhamm@esc11.net or 817-740-7156,

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Signing ceremony for Clean Air Act Amendment

Let's Keep Breathing Clean Air

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The air we breathe is often taken for granted. In a rapidly changing economy, it is important for government to seek the best possible outcome for everyone. President George H.W. Bush’s Clean Air Act of 1990 contributed to saving 160,000 live by forcing the reduction in carbon emissions from cars and factories.

Come join us as we explore the Clean Air Act with a lesson, an activity about wing-spans, and a guided craft focusing on clouds. This video is S.T.E.A.M. based and student-centric.

This is the first of our Environmental Awareness Series. Upcoming topics include: The N.A. Wetlands Conservation Act, Wildlife Refuges, and the Antarctic Protection Act.

 
 

 


President Bush at Everglades

Protecting our North American Wetlands

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Wetlands are an important feature of America’s geographic make-up. They come in many different forms. For example, coastal marshes, act as “cradles of the sea” and buffer inland areas from hurricanes. Wetlands support a wide variety of life and ecosystems.

Come join us as we explore the North American Wetlands Conservation Act with a lesson, a salt-water density activity, and a guided craft on making colorful coffee filter flowers. This video is S.T.E.A.M. based and student-centric.

This is the second of our Environmental Awareness Series. Upcoming topics include: Wildlife Refuges and the Antarctic Protection Act.

 
 

 


President Bush at the Grand Canyon

Why are there Wildlife Refuges?

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Wildlife refuges are an important part of America’s land use make-up. They provide areas for wild plants and animals to live safe and stable lives. Living there full time or making seasonal visits, many animals, such as migratory birds, beavers and red wolves, call wildlife refuges home.

Come join us as we explore wildlife refuges with a lesson, a create-a-creature activity, and a guided craft on designing a wildlife refuge. This video is S.T.E.A.M. based and student-centric.

This is the third of our Environmental Awareness Series. The upcoming topic is the Antarctic Protection Act.

 
 

 



President Bush

Protecting the Antarctic by President George H.W. Bush

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Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth. Even so, it preserves and supports life. It is protected by the Antarctic Protection Act that President George H.W. Bush signed into law.

Come join us as we explore the Antarctic with a lesson, an activity about how animals stay warm, and a guided craft how to make ice paints with food coloring. This video is S.T.E.A.M. based and student-centric.

This is the fourth and final of our Environmental Awareness Series.

 
 

 


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Moving Forward - Juneteenth 2021

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Celebrate Juneteenth with us! Our theme is "Freedom's Legacy: Moving Forward." Reflecting on the African-American ties, we see the Eagle as a symbol of knowing your self-worth and valuing the concept of Know Thyself and Believe.

Poet-Storyteller Oba William King returns to share insights, to uplift us and remind us of the history of Juneteenth. We will sing with him, learn from him, love his drum beats, and be inspired by him. He says, "In the process of learning we lose fear." Together in a family and community, we learn that we are stronger. By choosing pillars or goals of life to follow, we thrive and help each other together. Let the celebration begin!

 
 

 


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Virtual Awards Ceremony 2021 Online Art and Essay Contest, Outstanding Educators, and Spotlight on BVAEA Art Educators

Join us in celebrating local student artists and writers, outstanding educators and local art teachers. This year’s participants created work that reflects on the themes of Environmental Art and Environmental Issues.

 

 


Hour of Fate book cover

Author Susan Berfield with Dr. H.W. Brands: “The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism”

Journalist and Author Susan Berfield will share insights about her book “The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism” on May 6. Selected by Amazon editors as one of the best of 2020, Berfield’s book takes us back to when President Theodore Roosevelt and Banker J.P. Morgan battled in the courts to determine the balance of power between government and big business. 

Susan Berfield is an award-winning feature writer and investigative reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News

Dr. H.W. Brands, History Professor and Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, will act as moderator.

 
 

 

 

George Bush Waves from Train

Presidential Trains from 1833 to 2018, Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush

Join Author Bob Withers and Dr. Robert Holzweiss as they take us back in time to explore the unique train stories of Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S. Truman, Lady Bird Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower, and George H.W. Bush.

 
 

Tom Borcher at desk

"George to George" Shaping the Nation by our Constitution

This educational program is learning-centric by engaging participants through Vocabulary Challenges and Discussion Issues as well as Role-Playing. The program is constructed in such a way as to permit viewers to watch the complete 45-minute program in one sitting or to divide it into smaller viewing segments.

 
 
 

 


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Who Done It? Presidential Investigation - Professional Development

Jennifer Gaona, a well-established leader of curriculum, presents for educators the ins and outs of the "Who Done It?" Premier Program for elementary and secondary students. “Who Done It?” challenges students to analyze, according to their grade level, primary source quotes, images and speeches of war-time presidents.

 
 
 

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Bush News – Professional Development

Jennifer Gaona, a well-established leader of curriculum, presents for educators the ins and outs of the "Bush News" Premier Program for elementary and secondary students. “Bush News” challenges students to look deeper into several pieces of major legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Clean Air Act.

 

 
 
 

 


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Gifts of State – Professional Development

Jennifer Gaona, a well-established leader of curriculum, presents for educators the ins and outs of the "Gifts of State" Premier Program for elementary and secondary students. “Gifts of State” challenges students to look, according to their grade level, at maps and analyze the social, economic, and political implications of state gifts.

 
 
 

 


Chemistry Road Show

Chemistry Road Show 2020 

The Texas A&M University's Chemistry Road Show never fails to ignite imaginations and engage students using chemistry demonstrations with fire, explosions, weird polymers, and super cold materials. 

 
 
 
 

Many of the historical storytelling programs are also available online through interactive video conferences, live streaming or recorded for playback anytime. For more information go to www.Connect2Texas.net.

 

The 2019 Juneteenth program can be viewed at the following linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGkkBfVhCFg

 


 

Storytelling is a powerful means of discovering and describing who we are as a people and as individuals. Stories told dramatically about American and Texas history bring past events alive and are beneficial learning experiences for all ages. The Bush Library and Museum offers free presentations at the museum or as outreach programs to area schools on a wide variety of topics. At the museum or at your school, custom-designed storytelling programs meet the needs of your students. Unless otherwise specified, programs are at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, 1002 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas.