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2015 Teacher Institute: Spotlight on the White House
David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House 1610 H Street, NW Washington DC 20006 U.S.A.

The White House is an important national symbol, and recognized worldwide. Given its national and international significance, both everyday activities and historic moments are reported by news sources at home and abroad. Reporters have long been a fixture at the White House and have adapted over time to meet the needs of evolving technology and methods of reporting. Although the media’s constant presence can seem intrusive, presidents often use the press to their advantage.

White House Historical Association

Using primary sources, teachers will examine how the press is utilized to fulfill presidential roles and communicate with the American public. This free event for educators includes lectures and discussion by experts on the history and relationship of the press and the president, teacher resources and inquiry-based activities for immediate implementation into the classroom, and a special tour of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History.

  • Open to all K-12 teachers
  • Registration required
  • Lunch provided
  • The deadline for registration is July 14

By registering, you are agreeing to participate in this teacher institute. Spaces may fill up quickly and a waitlist will be created in the event of any cancellations. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Additional Information

Nearest Metro stops: Farragut West and McPherson Square on the Blue/Orange Line, and Farragut North on the Red Line

Nearby parking garages: 1610 I Street NW, 1625 I Street NW, 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW