- 07/25/2016 - 07/28/2016
- David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House 1610 H Street NW Washington DC 20006 U.S.A.
There are so many reasons to teach about the White House! For more than 215 years, the White House has been intrinsically tied to American history, serving the roles of home, office, museum, and stage for each president and first lady who lived there. It also serves as a symbol, representing the nation and our democracy. Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution grants the president many powers and responsibilities that carry large and sometimes difficult implications for the country, and many momentous decisions and events have taken place within the walls of the President’s House.
Join the White House Historical Association, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum, the National Archives, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and National History Day for a four day teacher institute that will evaluate the history of the White House and its occupants. Teachers will participate in interactive workshops, visit historic sites throughout Washington, D.C., and learn from experts in the field about White House history, presidential history, and the presidency of Herbert Hoover. Using primary sources, historic sites, and artifacts, teachers will explore many ways that the White House can be utilized in the classroom within the core and C3 curriculum. Each teacher will receive a professional development certificate for 25 hours of professional development.
Thirty junior high and high school teachers from across the country will be selected for this unique opportunity. By applying, you are agreeing to participate in this teacher institute. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2016.