Beyond the Dinner Plate: Using Food to Tell the Story of George Washington and the American West
How do we learn about the past through food? How do our food choices connect to history, economics, geography, and agriculture? Join experts and museum educators from George Washington's Mount Vernon and the High Desert Museum for an all- day workshop exploring the history, economics, and importance of food and food production in both George Washington's America and on the Western American homestead.
Participants will learn new classroom methodologies, examine primary sources, interact with experts, and participate in hands-on learning activities. Return to your classroom with new strategies, resources, and content to integrate teaching with food history that aligns with Oregon Social Science Standards.
Lunch and limited substitute funding are available.