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

George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government

Summer Residential Program - Week 1
Lead Scholar: Dr. Scott Casper

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.

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington

Summer Residential Program - Week 2
Lead Scholar: Dr. Denver Brunsman

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 from lead scholar Dr. Scott Casper. 

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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Teacher Days: Elections!

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Join the George Washington Teacher Institute for a FREE public, two-day professional development program for educators of all grade levels. This year's topic will explore U.S. elections from 1789 to the present. 

Registration opens May 11, 2016. Spaces are limited. 

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George Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief

Summer Residential Program - Week 3
Lead Scholar: Dr. Christopher Pearl

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. 

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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Martha Washington and the Women of the 18th Century

Summer Residential Program - Week 4
Lead Scholar: Dr. Carol Berkin

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. 

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Slavery in George Washington's World

Summer Residential Program - Week 5
Leader Scholar: Richard Josey

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 archeological evidence to broaden your understanding of slavery in the 18th century.

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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First in Business: Washington's Entrepreneurial Ventures

Summer Residential Program - Week 4
Lead Scholar: Dr. Ed Lengel

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. 

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government

Fall Residential Program 
Lead Scholar: Dr. Denver Brunsman

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. 

The application deadline for this program has passed.

Learn More

George Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief

Fall Residential Program
Lead Scholar: Dr. Christopher Pearl

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. 

The application deadline for this program has passed.

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