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.
Regional Workshop: North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina
Join George Washington's Mount Vernon, the North Carolina Museum of History and the Civic Education Consortium for the next installment of the acclaimed Hidden Histories series: A More Perfect Union? Choices and Consequences in 18th-Century America.
Regional Workshop: Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia
Join George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Taubman Museum of Art for a FREE Teacher Professional Development workshop focused on object based learning. Participants will leave the workshop with an introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies, as well as materials to bring the art of miniature portraits into the classroom.
The Ammerman Youth Leadership Program invites high school juniors and seniors who serve their schools or communities in a civic, service, sports, or other leadership capacity to participate in a special program at Mount Vernon. Join us for an inspiring evening about George Washington’s leadership and to practice skills to enhance leadership, advocacy, service, and how to create community change. Students must be nominated and accompanied by their teacher to this program.
2016 National Council for History Education Annual Conference
Look for our booth in the Exhibit Hall at the National Council for History Education annual conference Crossing Borders in Niagara Falls, NY. Stop by to pick up some great swag and learn more about the George Washington Teacher Institute programming including residential experiences, regional workshops, and teacher fellowships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.