COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 21

June 17, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

George Washington Teacher Institute

July 21-22, 2003

 

George Washingtons Mount Vernon: Estate and Gardens is pleased to announce that reservations are now being accepted for the fifth annual George Washington Teachers Institute. History and social science K-12 teachers from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. are invited to attend this institute on July 21-22, 2003. Virginia teachers may attend this program free of charge, but reservations are required. Reservations need to be made by Monday, July 7, 2003.

 

Topics to be discussed include Washington the Leader, Washingtons Political Career, Interpreting the Constitution, Washingtons Military Career, Washingtons Business Culture, Slavery in the 18th Century, and Songs and Stories of Slavery: Teaching African American History. All participating teachers will receive a packet of educational materials. Participating teachers are also invited to attend a special tour and reception to be held on the Piazza and will receive lunch vouchers for both days.

 

For additional information or to make reservations, please contact the Education Department at Mount Vernon (703) 799-8604.

 

 

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