Tag Archives: The Hermitage

Webconferencing with The Hermitage in Tennessee

The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee, is the home of  Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States, and the education department there uses Elluminate as their webconferencing platform. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection to participate in a webconference. When you sign up for a program, they will send you a link with the invitation to the session room in advance of the program.

Programs offered by The Hermitage:

Origin of the Specie: Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
When Andrew Jackson was elected in 1828, he brought the promise to reform government with him, and high on his list was the “corrupt” and “monstrous” Bank of the United States.
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Overview of RACHEL
Discover what The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, has to offer via Elluminate’s webconferencing platform.
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent

Slavery at The Hermitage
At the peak of The Hermitage’s production, Andrew Jackson owned about 150 slaves. How does one become a slave? How could widespread slavery happen in a country built on freedom? What would life be like for a slave at The Hermitage?
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The Corrupt Bargain: The Election of 1824
“The Corrupt Bargain” takes an interactive look at the election that changed the course of American history, examining the question of whether or not our nation is a republic, or a democracy.
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Trail of Tears
The Trail of Tears is an interactive examination of the events leading up to, and resulting from, the removal of Native Americans from the southeast to land west of the Mississippi.
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Presidential Videoconferences & Webconferences

There are many options for teachers interested in doing a videoconference on on American Presidents, (especially the Founding Fathers). Here are some programs available for K-12 teachers (all can be found on www.cilc.org):

Another option is webconferencing, which is an interactive connection hosted over the internet, using the classroom computer instead of videoconference equipment. The Education Department of The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson’s home, offers webconferencing on President Jackson and Jacksonian America.