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California teachers are invited to register for a FREE workshop co-hosted by George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Huntington Library.

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Huntington Library

Learning from Life: Daily Life in the Time of Washington

Join experts and museum educators from George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Huntington Library to explore the political and private spheres of four 18th-century individuals, including George Washington. The workshop will feature two lectures to contextualize the time period, primary sources from both Mount Vernon and the Huntington Library, and time in the galleries. In addition, participants will be asked to consider real-world application of the materials for students.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Substitute funding or stipend is available for the first 30 participants. 



9:00am  Welcome
9:15am LECTURE: Political Economy circa 1790
10:00am  GALLERY ACTIVITY: Objects as Primary Sources
11:15am CLASSROOM APPLICATION: Think/Pair/Share with Objects
11:45am Lunch
12:30pm LECTURE: Domestic Economy circa 1790
1:15pm CASE STUDY 1: George Washington
2:00pm CASE STUDY 2: Ona Judge
2:45pm CLASSROOM APPLICATION: Think/Pair/Share with Biography
3:15pm Wrap Up, Evaluation, and Farewell
3:30pm Workshop Concludes