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: Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, Connecticut
Teaching the American Revolution with Primary Sources Explore primary sources from the time of the American Revolution aligned with Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks through classroom-based activities with documents and objects. Learn new ways to empower students through primary source analysis methods while mastering new skills yourself. Content experts will provide rich content on George Washington as well as the diverse colonists who fought on both sides of the war. Lunch is provided.
George Washington Teacher Institute Alumni Happy Hour at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Join Mount Vernon Farm and Gristmill expert Sam Murphy and historian Kristen Burton for an evening of drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres mixed with history fun and games. Attendees are encouraged to bring a colleague who would like to learn more about our programs and classroom resources on George Washington and the 18th century.
Regional Workshop: The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma
George Washington: Business Entrepreneur Though he is most often remembered for his military and political contributions, George Washington’s passion was always for his plantation at Mount Vernon. The George Washington Teacher Institute will host two complimentary sessions on the history of Washington’s business and agricultural inventiveness as an exploration of this part of his leadership and legacy. Lunch is provided.
Regional Workshop: New Haven Museum and Historical Society in New Haven, Connecticut
In the spirit of this year's National History Day theme, Exploration, Encounter, Exchange: The Young George Washington will take a close look at George Washington's early life, the French and Indian War, and Native Americans in the 18th century. Sessions focused on historical content and primary sources activities will introduce teachers to new methods to engage students in the classroom. Lunch is provided.
National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference
Visit the Mount Vernon Education Department in the Exhibit Hall at the 95th NCSS Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Stop by our booth to learn more about our teacher fellowships, professional development opportunities, school programs for students, and to pick up a few FREE resources
Educators' Evening: Holiday Traditions
Save the Date! Current K-12 teachers from the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland are invited to join the Education Staff for an evening of entertainment and enlightenment. Discover the holiday traditions of Washington's time, take a candlelight tour of the Mansion, and celebrate the season with hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
Registration for this program will be available soon.
Residential Weekend With George Washington for Virginia Teachers
Our residential weekend program for Virginia teachers is a three-day intensive study of George Washington and his world. Selected teachers will participate in discussions led by noted Washington scholars while also engaging in workshops exploring Washington’s life and interests at Mount Vernon. Through study, discussion, and tours, participants will gain a new and deeper understanding of the life and character of George Washington and his unique legacy in creating and shaping the principles of America’s democracy. Applications are due by December 14, 2015.