A Free Symposium for K-12 Teachers
The George Washington Teacher Institute is excited to offer current K-12 educators the opportunity to participate in deep discussions and inquiries into the complexities of 18th-century slavery and the difficulties teaching it.
Slavery in Washington's World
This symposium will bring the best sessions of our popular, application-based residential program Slavery in Washington’s World, which explores the lives and legacies of George Washington and the hundreds of enslaved individuals living at Mount Vernon, into your home this fall.
Sessions will range from:
- investigating Washington’s changing relationship with slavery
- examining the experiences of Mount Vernon's enslaved people
- discussing connections between the system of slavery during the founding era and its legacy in the 21st century
- sharing best practices, strategies, and resources to facilitate conversations about race with students in order to help them become agents of change