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.
Workshop: Madison, Wisconsin
Throughout this three-day workshop, co-hosted by the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teachers will explore the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington through the lens of the relationships he made over the course of his life. Participants will do a deep dive into 18th-century content, including primary sources, and gain strategies and new methodology to take back to their classroom.
Please Note: Registration for this program has closed.
Referring to Henry Knox, Washington once wrote to John Adams, “there is no man in the United States with whom I have been in habits of greater intimacy; no one whom I have loved more sincerely, nor any for whom I have had a greater friendship”. Through this one-day workshop with Fort Ticonderoga, teachers will examine the relationship of these two men through rich content, primary sources, and a tour of Fort Ticonderoga.
Milwaukee Public Schools teachers will have an opportunity to meet with educators and scholars from George Washington’s Mount Vernon over the course of three workshops. Workshops will focus on skill- and inquiry-based learning by examining primary and secondary sources including documents, objects, place, biography, and art. Educators will emerge from the workshop series with fresh content, resources, pedagogy, and the confidence to teach with primary sources in the classroom. The workshops include the Revolutionary War (October 26, 2017), slavery (January 25, 2018), and leadership (March 22, 2018).
For more information or to register for this program, please contact Jennie Ekstein, Social Studies Teaching Specialist, Milwaukee Public Schools at email@example.com.