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Regional Workshop: Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Explore how the definition of citizenship and the immigrant experience changed from the 18th-20th centuries and how citizenship has been redefined in the 21st century.

Please Note: This program is currently at capacity. A wait list registration is available for those who wish to be informed if spaces become available.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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. 

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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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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. 

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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.

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Scholars to Leaders: Townhall Meeting for AP and IB Students

Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and other Advanced History, Government, and Civics classrooms are invited to tune in to our Scholars to Leaders live-stream interactive webcast. Each day will provide unique programming from George Washington's Mount Vernon and our partners the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the World Affairs Council- DC.  

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2016 National Council for History Education Annual Conference

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A Residential Week with George Washington for Texas Teachers

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Middle States Council for the Social Studies

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Ammerman Student Leadership Program

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Regional Workshop: Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia

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Regional Workshop: North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina

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A Residential Weekend With George Washington for Virginia Teachers

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Educators' Evening: Holiday Traditions

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National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference

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Regional Workshop: Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas

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Regional Workshop: New Haven Museum in New Haven, Connecticut

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Regional Workshop: The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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George Washington Teacher Institute Alumni Happy Hour at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Regional Workshop: Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, Connecticut

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Regional Workshop: Old Salem Museum and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Regional Workshop: Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina

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Residential Weekend With George Washington for Missouri and Kentucky Teachers

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Regional Workshop: Providence, Rhode Island

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Summer Residential Program - Week 4

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Summer Residential Program - Week 3

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Summer Residential Program - Week 2

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Public Days: George Washington and the Founding Documents

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Summer Residential Program - Week 1

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George Washington and the West (Bowling Green, KY)

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George Washington and the West (Frankfort, KY)

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National Council for History Education Annual Conference

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A Weekend With George Washington for Virginia Teachers

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National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference

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George Washington: An Artful Perspective (Bentonville, AR)

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George Washington: The Presidency (Little Rock, AR)

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Virginia Council for Social Studies Annual Conference

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George Washington and the Constitution Teacher Workshop (Philadelphia, PA)

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Teaching George Washington with 21st Century Standards Teacher Workshop (Pittsburgh, PA)

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A Weekend With George Washington for Missouri Teachers

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Public Days: George Washington and His Fellow Virginians

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National Education Association Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly

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National History Day Awards Ceremony

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