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White House Historical Association
2017 White House History Teacher Institute
07/17/2017 - 07/21/2017
Monday - Friday
David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House 1610 H Street NW Washington DC 20006 U.S.A.

Update: A new sponsor has agreed to provide funding for travel stipends! **

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 White House History Teacher Institute!

The White House is an enduring symbol of the United States. Discover the history behind this iconic building and explore how you can use the stories from the White House to enhance your social studies classroom at the 2017 White House History Teacher Institute. 

This five day teacher workshop is hosted by the White House Historical Association in Washington, D.C. at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History. The Institute will feature discussions with historians, local site visits, inquiry based learning activities, and more. 

A detailed schedule will be distributed in late spring/early summer. Daily sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Upon acceptance, participants will be required to pay a registration fee of $100 to secure their place in the Institute. This fee will cover:

  • All Institute sessions and site visits
  • White House Historical Association resources and materials
  • Breakfast and Lunch (Monday through Friday)
  • Shared dormitory housing at George Washington University

**Participants will be responsible for travel to Washington, D.C. and evening meals throughout their stay. Accepted educators will be invited to apply for travel stipends to help off-set costs. 

Limited spaces are available. Applications will be accepted through May 10. Applicants will be notified of a decision by May 15. 

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is a private non-profit educational organization with a mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion.  


Who is eligible to apply for the 2017 White House History Teacher Institute?

The Institute is open to all middle and high school educators, including librarians/media specialists, curriculum coordinators, and classroom teachers. Applications from pre-service teachers will not be accepted. 

How close are the dorms to the site of the sessions? What if I don’t want to stay there?

Dormitories are located on the George Washington University campus, just a ten to fifteen minute walk from the National Center for White House History. Housing will be available the night of Sunday, July 16 through the morning of Saturday, July 22. Participants who choose not to stay in the dorms will still be responsible for the $100 registration fee.

Does the Institute include a visit to the White House?

We do hope to schedule a tour of the White House, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please be aware that even if we tour the house, it is extremely unlikely that you will meet the President or First Lady.