This half-day digital workshop for K-12 teachers investigates how to bring George Washington, Mount Vernon, and STEAM into your classroom through the exploration of material culture, or the man made or modified, objects of history.

Teachers who register must be currently educating American students in a formal K-12 school environment.

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Add to Calendar 03/30/2024 10:00:00 03/30/2024 14:00:00 America/New_York STEAM Digital Teacher Workshop: Material Culture of the 18th Century

This half-day digital workshop for K-12 teachers investigates how to bring George Washington, Mount Vernon, and STEAM into your classroom through the exploration of material culture, or the man made or modified, objects of history.

Teachers who register must be currently educating American students in a formal K-12 school environment.

REGISTER

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Program Date & Time

Cost

Free

Location

Online

Integrate History & Steam Concepts

Join our Education staff and K-12 teachers from across the country to explore the many connections between STEAM and the history of George Washington's Mount Vernon and the 18th century.

Learn from Dr. Zara Anishanslin and our History Interpretation team how material culture, or the physical aspects of a society, the objects made or modified by humans, help influence our interpretation of history and memory-making. In addition, spend time exploring Mount Vernon's diverse primary source collections for 18th century objects you and your students can connect with in the classroom. 

Gain confidence in integrating history and STEAM concepts in an interdisciplinary context to support student learning while building a network of peers.

Registration Details

  • Teachers who register must be currently educating American students in a formal K-12 school environment.
  • Priority will be given to teachers and/or coordinators working in Title 1 schools.
  • The workshop is limited to 100 teachers 
  • waitlist will be made available after registration meets full capacity.
  • 30 minutes of asynchronous work will be required prior to participation.

Questions? Please contact gwti@mountvernon.org

Sample Schedule

Dr. Zara Anishanslin

Zara Anishanslin is Associate Professor of History and Art History at the University of Delaware. She previously taught at CUNY and at Columbia, where she co-chaired the Columbia Seminar in Early American History and Culture from 2011-16. Anishanslin received her PhD in the History of American Civilization at the University of Delaware in 2009, and has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the New-York Historical Society (2014-15) and a Patrick Henry Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins (2009-2010). Other fellowships include grants from the Omohundro Institute, The Huntington Library, the American Antiquarian Society, Harvard Atlantic Seminar, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies. Her first book, Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World (Yale University Press, 2016) was the Inaugural Winner of The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Biennial Book Prize in 2018 and a Finalist for the 2017 Best First Book Prize from the Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians. She has been a frequent talking head on the Travel Channel show, “Mysteries at the Museum,” and served as Material Culture Consult for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2019 show, “Hamilton: The Exhibition.” 

Anishanslin was the 2018 Mount Vernon Georgian Papers Programme Fellow, working at the Washington Library, the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, and King’s College London on her new project on the American Revolution, Under the King's Nose: Ex-pat Patriots in the American Revolution (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, under contract). The book also received fellowship support from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of History at Princeton University. From 2021-23, Anishanslin is a Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellow, in partnership with Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution.

Workshop made possible through the generous support of Battelle

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