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07/12/2021 - 07/16/2021
Monday - Friday

The White House is an enduring symbol of the United States. The structure serves multiple roles as a home, office, museum, and stage. For over 200 years, many individuals have influenced the space including first families, enslaved individuals, foreign visitors, curators, and the American public.

At the White House History Teacher Institute (WHHTI), you will discover the wider history of this iconic building and explore how you can use these stories to enhance your classroom.

This immersive teacher professional development is a five-day summer program hosted by the White House Historical Association. The Institute features discussions with historians, inquiry-based learning activities, special speakers, exclusive access to resources, and networking with fellow educators from across the country.

The program is open to all K-12 educators.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, current accepted participants from 2020 have been deferred to 2022. A virtual 2021 White House History Teacher Institute will be held via online platform on July 12-16, 2021, running approximately 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST each day.

The virtual program is open to all educators, regardless of prior acceptance or participation in any White House History Teacher Institute programming. If you would like to participate asynchronously in the 2021 program, review the recordings and resources here.