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VISIONS OF LEADERSHIP: A One-Day Institute for K-12 Teachers on George Washington

 In honor of their exhibition Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park is hosting a free workshop for teachers on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. K-12 teachers will have a chance to learn from scholar educators from Mount Vernon, including Nancy Hayward, has worked there for nearly 20 years; archaeologist Esther White; and Richard Josey, Jr., the Manager of Programs for the Historic Sites and Museums Division at the Minnesota Historical Society. The workshop is designed to give teachers the latest information, resources, and tools to teach their students about our nation’s first president. The workshop is free, but reservations are required.

Topics include:
The leadership of George Washington | George Washington: Visionary Farmer & Entrepreneur | Stories from the Enslaved Community | Alignment with the Common Core | Use of Primary Source Documents | Arts Integration

All participating teachers will receive free entrance to the exhibit. Upon request, attendance certificates  will be granted to teachers present for the full day. Call 314-361-9017 to register.

Stories of the Civil War: Lincoln Takes Office from HEC-TV!

Stories of the Civil War: Lincoln Takes Office

Date:  February 10, 2011
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CDT or 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT
Grade Levels: Morning program grades 4-8; Afternoon program grades 6-12
Cost:  NO CHARGE | Register: live@hectv.org

Without a doubt, the Presidential election of 1860 was an historic one. America was living in turbulent times; the debate over slavery was constant and heated; the issue of states rights loomed large. Americans had a number of choices in this historic election, and the candidate that prevailed was Abraham Lincoln.

Who were the candidates of the election and how did people view them? What made Lincoln a galvanizing figure in such different ways for those in the North and those in the South? Why did southern and border states move so quickly to debate secession after his election? What would it have been like to be at those meetings, to hear the debates, to read the headlines daily?

This HEC-TV LIVE! videoconference will focus on the use of primary sources to explore the impact of Abraham Lincoln’s election as President on the start of America’s Civil War. What are the strengths and limitations of such sources? How do they shed a light on history that is different from secondary sources? What stories of people and institutions do they tell?  Students will have many opportunities to interact with the experts involved in the program as well as share ideas and ask questions of each other.

Students will also have many opportunities to interact with primary source documents that take them back in time to the people, places and perspectives of Americans in the winter of 1860-1861.  A highlighted focus of the program will be given to documents demonstrating Missouri as a microcosm of the explosive conversation being held all across the country.

The 10 a.m. Central Time program is targeted to students in grades 4
through 8. The 1 p.m. Central Time program is targeted to students in
grades 6 through 12. Register with live@hectv.org.

Take a RoundTrip in Missouri to the historic Martin F. Hanley House

Hanley House | St. Louis Post Dispatch
Hanley House | St. Louis Post Dispatch

Let your students travel back in time to and interact with primary sources, learn what it was like to live in mid-19th century Missouri, and be part of the Civil War as it happened. Please contact RoundTrips to enroll for any of the interactive videoconferences and to seek that additional information. As always, these programs are available FREE of CHARGE.  RoundTrips looks forward to hearing from you!

Program 1: A Day in the Life of 19th Century Midwestern Americans
Date:  November 5, 2008 SESSION NOW FULL
Time:  10 to 10:45 a.m.  Central Time
Grade Levels:  4, 5, 6
Take a trip back in time to middle America of the 1800?s as you tour the historic Martin F. Hanley House, a Greek revival farmstead built in 1855.  Meet house resident Aunt Cal as she shares daily life at the House.  Ask her your questions as you interpret historic artifacts.

Program 2: The Civil War as Experienced by One Missouri Family

Date:  November 5, 2008
Time:  11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Central Time
Grade Levels:  6, 7, 8, 9
America in the Civil War- what was it like to live through that struggle?  What can we learn about the War by hearing from people and seeing places that experienced it?  Go inside the lives of a family impacted by the War as you visit the Historic Martin F. Hanley House.

Program 3: Being an Historian: Using Primary Source Documents

Date:  November 5, 2008
Time:  1 to 2 p.m. Central Time
Grade Levels:  9, 10, 11, 12
How does an historian use primary source documents and artifacts?  What can those items tell us about a family, how they interacted with each other, and how they interacted with the world?  Visit the Historic Martin F. Hanley House for a critical thinking journey through time guided by primary sources.

Information about the historic Martin Franklin Hanley House:
Located in present day Clayton, Missouri, an inner ring suburb of St. Louis, the Historic Martin Franklin Hanley House stands as a window to our past illuminating the many people that lived and died within the once young St. Louis community.  Constructed by Martin F. Hanley in 1855, this Greek revival farmstead is typical of architecture of its day but its inhabitants were far from ordinary.

Today the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is the oldest structure in the City of Clayton, Missouri.  The Historic Hanley House remains relatively untouched by modern life and together with the surviving Hanley family letters, the history of nineteenth century rural Missouri comes to life within its walls.

Learn more about the house at http://tinyurl.com/4ch24u and http://tinyurl.com/3unau5