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

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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