Residential Program at Mount Vernon in October

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Through the support of the Paul M. Shatz and Deane Lee Shatz Charitable Foundation, Missouri teachers from grades 3-12 are invited to spend a Weekend with George Washington. This four-day immersive residential program at George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, will provide an intensive study of George Washington and his world. The curriculum during October 10-13, 2013 includes discussions led by noted Washington scholars and hands-on workshops exploring Washington’s life and interests at Mount Vernon. Through study, discussion, tours, and projects, participants will gain a new and deeper understanding of the life and character of George Washington and his unique legacy in creating and shaping the principles of America’s democracy.

Discussion Topics:
• Leadership Commander in Chief
• Constitutional Convention
• Presidency Slavery
• Visionary Farmer
• Entrepreneur Investigating Primary Resources

This institute is free of charge; all meals, workshops, and materials are included in the program – the challenge is to put together a good application and then cover your expenses for travel to the site. The application is due September 6. For Teachers’ Institute program questions, and application form, please contact

Thanks to our friends at the Missouri History Museum for sharing this opportunity with us!

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