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A Residential Weekend with George Washington for Missouri Teachers

September 18-21, 2014

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Applications Deadline: August 8, 2014

Through the generous support of the Paul M. Shatz and Deane Lee Shatz Charitable Foundation, Missouri teachers (grades 3-12) are invited to apply for a FREE residential experience at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

A Weekend With George Washington is a four-day, immersive residential program in which accepted teachers participate in an intensive study of George Washington and his world. The curriculum includes discussions led by noted Washington scholars, and hands-on workshops exploring Washington’s life and interests at Mount Vernon. Through study, discussion, tours, and projects, 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.

Past sessions have included:
•    The Leadership of George Washington
•    Teaching with Place
•    George Washington’s Book Club
•    Teaching Slavery in the Classroom
•    Patron of Learning: The Intellectual George Washington

All teachers accepted into the program will reside on the grounds of Washington’s home. A travel stipend, as well as all lodging, meals, workshops, and materials are included in the program.

Participants are required to perform an in-service session for colleagues in their home district or state, or create an original lesson plan for dissemination to teachers across the nation via the Mount Vernon website.

Please email completed applications to Danie Schallom Herbst at with “MO Residential Weekend” in the subject line.