Gone are the days when rote memorization of names and dates ruled the history classroom. Now, students are asked to consider multiple perspectives, are challenged to hone their historical thinking skills and are provided with opportunities to get up close and personal with primary source documents using 21st-century technology.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is offering the George Washington Teacher Institute Summer Residential Programs, five-day immersive professional learning experiences designed to support K-12 educators who teach about the life, leadership and legacy of George Washington and the 18th-century world in which he lived. The best elements of Mount Vernon’s residential programs are accessible to educators, with a different thematic focus [...]
Teachers are invited to bring their classes to celebrate George Washington’s 284th birthday Feb. 11-12 and 17-18 at the Sons of the American Revolution national headquarters in Louisville. Students can experience five interactive stations: Colonial camp life Learn about the first president while enjoying birthday cake Make your own flag, which fulfills a Kentucky statute calling for instruction on the [...]
Kentucky teachers in grades 3-12 are invited to apply for a free residential experience at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Sept. 10-13 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. “A Weekend With George Washington” is a four-day, immersive residential program for teachers from Kentucky and Missouri. Attendees will participate in an intensive study of George Washington and his world through a curriculum that [...]
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is offering workshops on Washington’s influence in what later became Kentucky on March 28 in Frankfort and March 30 in Bowling Green. These professional development opportunities can enable educators in grades K-12 to teach about Washington by applying 21st-century academic standards. Interactive sessions will explore Washington’s influence in the settlement of Kentucky and teaching U.S. history using [...]