The Public Education Project
The Public Education Project (PEP) is a standing committee of the Society for History in the Federal Government that seeks to improve the public’s knowledge of the United States government’s history. We do this by urging citizens to study individual federal agencies to learn about their missions and historical contributions, and by providing them with exciting online resources to explore that past. We are developing long-range plans both to engage the public with federal history through social media and to provide students and teachers in K through 12 classes with stimulating learning materials. More immediately, we are pleased to offer several original PEP productions on the history of federal agencies, and we have also established a unique hub for accessing the rich trove of agency history webpages. Through these efforts and resources the PEP is working to promote greater trust in government by all US residents and more informed exercise by them of their civic duties.
We are really excited about our online resources!
The PEP has created compelling videos about federal agencies and important issues and crises. Learn about the inspiring early years of the Environmental Protection Agency or how a career federal professional helped prevent a nuclear power plant from self- destructing during the Three Mile Island crisis of 1979. And discover how the PEP plans to help students discover the exciting but hidden histories of a range of federal agencies. →
The Mosaic of FEDERAL AGENCY HISTORIES
Learn about the histories of almost 250 federal government agencies. These web pages are prepared by the agencies themselves. If you want to learn more about a specific agency, you can look for it on an alphabetical list. Or, if you are concerned about a particular national issue, pick out a topic from a list of categories and learn about the agencies that work in that area. →