President’s Park
National Park Service (NPS)
U.S. Department of the Interior
Teacher Workshop
Credit the Octagon Museum
Sponsored by the
National Park Service
and The Octagon Museum
Credit White House Historical Association
Calling all teachers in the DC Metro Area! The National Park Service and The Octagon
Museum are looking for teachers to help develop a traveling trunk with objects and
accompanying lesson plans and activities for grades 4 – 8.
The trunk’s content will focus on the War of 1812 and its impact on the DC area including
the experiences of African and Native Americans, the battlefield and the home front, the
burning of Washington, and the Treaty of Ghent. Participating teachers will receive copies
of all lesson plans and early access to the finished trunk and the 2014 weeklong summer
teacher symposium (with a stipend, grant-pending).
Join us for a workshop
Saturday, January 11, 2014
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Octagon Museum
1799 New York Ave. NW
Washington DC 20006
By the conclusion of the workshop the team will:
1. Outline 3 to 4 multidisciplinary lesson plans that will adhere to local and national standards.
2. Develop a list of objects to be included in the trunk(s).
Reservations are now being accepted through Dec. 18, 2013
For additional information contact Kathy Langley at 202-208-0747 or
[email protected] or Katherine Somerville at 202-639-7616 or
[email protected]