- Nationals Park 1500 South Capitol Street SE Washington DC 20003 U.S.A.
The White House Historical Association and our partner the Washington Nationals invite teachers and administrators to the second annual Educator Night at Nationals Park to learn about White House at Bat: A Presidential History Challenge. The Challenge asks students in 9th-12th grades to research a decision made by one of the five Racing Presidents—otherwise known as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft—while in office. Students are required to use primary sources and present their analysis in an essay and film storyboard. Not only will winning students will have their storyboards transformed into short films by the Nationals, but their films will be played during a game at Nationals Park! This is a great opportunity for students to do the exciting work of historians: selecting a fascinating topic, digging into primary sources, and presenting their work in a new, unique way. In addition, first-place winners will receive a $1000 scholarship, an invitation to a reception at the White House Historical Association’s headquarters at Decatur House in Washington, D.C., and the chance to view their winning videos live on the field at a game at Nationals Park! The teachers of winning students are also invited to celebrate with their students at the winners’ reception and at the on-field launch of their videos, and will win a set of White House History classroom materials!
To learn more about White House at Bat, come to our annual kick-off Educator Night at Nationals Park on Monday, September 12th. We will have information about the challenge, ideas for ways to bring it to your students, and maybe a special guest or two. Enjoy ballpark fare and the chance to meet a teacher who participated in the Challenge last year. Registration for Educator Night includes a ticket for you and a guest to the Washington Nationals-New York Mets game that evening. Spaces are limited so sign up soon! As an added bonus, teachers who bring another high school teacher or administrator as their guest will be entered to win special prizes!
Registration for Educator Night is currently at capacity! Please add your name to the wait list and we will be in touch if a spot become available. Thank you for your interest in learning more about White House at Bat!
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