Mount Vernon's Education Department offers a number of dynamic, practical, and engaging programs for educators and students of all ages. Get involved by checking out our list of upcoming events.



Upcoming Events

Regional Workshop: Savannah, Georgia

Explore Washington's business acumen with experts from George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Georgia Historical Society. Learn how inventions can be used as primary sources, and how to incorporate STEM into the history classroom.

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Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century

Spring Residential Program - Week 1

Find new ways to connect the women of the founding era to the broader subject of women's history through an examination of Martha Washington and her contemporaries. Special focus will be paid to the time Martha Washington spent by her husband's side during the American Revolution and her role as the first First Lady of the United States of America. 

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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Slavery in George Washington's World

Spring Residential Program - Week 2

Explore the lives of the over 300 enslaved individuals who lived and worked at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Individual narratives of these men and women will be used side-by-side with written records and archaeological evidence to broaden your understanding of slavery in the 18th century.

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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Scholars to Leaders

AP exams are over, classes are still in session, and you’re looking for a meaningful way to engage with your high school students. World Affairs Council DC and George Washington’s Mount Vernon have teamed up for the third annual Scholars to Leaders livestream interactive webcast that connects lessons from history to current events.

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George Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief

Summer Residential Program - Week 1

Discover George Washington's individual contributions to the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, as well as the broader impact these events had on 18th-century society. Sessions will focus on Washington's leadership challenges and opportunities, as well as the decisions of individual men and women to join the Patriot cause. 

Please Note: Applications for this program will be available in November 2016.

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Slavery in George Washington's World

Summer Residential Program - Week 2

Explore the lives of the over 300 enslaved individuals who lived and worked at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Individual narratives of these men and women will be used side-by-side with written records and archaeological evidence to broaden your understanding of slavery in the 18th century.

Please Note: Applications for the program will be available in November 2016.

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First in Business: Washington, Mount Vernon, and the New Nation

Summer Residential Program - Week 3

Discover how George Washington's interest in surveying, agriculture, and innovation created lasting effects on the progress of the economy of the young United States. Explore the limits and opportunities of Washington's own entrepreneurial interests through hands-on experiences on the Mount Vernon Estate and in-depth primary source analysis with account books, farm reports, and maps. Participants will gain first-hand experience combining STEM and historical thinking skills. 

Please Note: Applications for the program will be available in November 2016.

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Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington

Summer Residential Program - Week 4

Gain insight into the journey George Washington took to gain a reputation that inspired others in his success during this 4-day residential program at Mount Vernon. Make connections between Washington's story and your students' lives and return to your classroom armed with new resources. 

Please Note: Applications for this program will be available in November 2016.

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Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century

Summer Residential Program - Week 5

Find new ways to connect the women of the founding era to the broader subject of women's history through an examination of Martha Washington and her contemporaries. Special focus will be paid to the time Martha Washington spent by her husband's side during the American Revolution and her role as the first First Lady of the United States of America. 

Please Note: Applications for this program will be available in November 2016.

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The Model Citizen: George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government

Summer Residential Program - Week 6

Explore George Washington's influence on the seminal moments of our nation's founding through examination of his role at the Constitutional Convention, in the ratification of the Constitution, and as the first president.

Please Note: Applications for this program will be available in November 2016.

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