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Dec. 2019  

  White House History Teacher Institute applications due Feb. 1

The White House History Teacher Institute is an immersive teacher professional development opportunity. A five-day summer program in Washington, D.C., hosted by the White House Historical Association, the institute features discussions with historians, local site visits, inquiry-based learning activities, special speakers, exclusive access to resources, and networking with fellow educators from across the country.

Two sessions will be offered in 2020:

  • July 6-10, 2020
  • July 13-17, 2020
The program works to address these essential questions:
  • Why does the White House matter? How has the structure and symbolism of the building changed over time?
  • How did the White House and surrounding neighborhood reflect larger movements and changes in United States history?
  • Who has contributed to the White House over the centuries? What stories of individuals have gone untold in popular White House narratives?
  • How has the White House facilitated the role of the Executive Branch and the duties of the President of the United States?
  • How did the White House evolve to simultaneously act as a home, office, museum, and stage?
The program is open to all K-12 educators, although preference is given to social studies teachers.

The application deadline is Feb. 1.

Find the application, a promotional flyer, and additional information on the program’s website.

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