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Teacher Workshops

Andrew Jackson, our country's 7th president, sits on a rearing horse. This photo shows the statue at the north side of the White House in Lafayette Square.

This equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the US and major figure of the War of 1812, stands at the north side of the White House in Lafayette Square.


Teacher Symposium: The War of 1812 and Washington, DC
July 7-11, 2014 | 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
White House Visitor Center

To introduce educators to the War of 1812, President's Park will host its third teacher symposium on the conflict. The symposium includes several day trips to different historic sites along with presentations by scholars and authors regarding content and skills that can be used in the classroom. One major objective of the symposium is to introduce the international education program and show educators how this program can be incorporated into the current standards that already exist at the high school, middle school and upper elementary levels. A commitment to participate in the international education program is encouraged, but not necessary, for attendance at the symposium.

If interested, please register by submitting contact information via the following link and sending a $50 deposit to the below address. A $50 deposit is required to hold a spot for you. Your deposit will be fully refunded at the end of the symposium.

Address check to:
National Park Service – President's Park

Mail check to:
National Capital Region
WHL / Room 344
Attn: Kathy Langley /Teacher Symposium War of 1812
1100 Ohio Drive
Washington, DC 20242

More Information
For more information, contact either Kathy Langley, White House Visitor Center manager, at (202) 208-0747 or by email at Kathy_Langley@nps.gov, or Katherine Somerville, Director of Programs, The Octagon House, at (202) 639-7616 or Katherinesomerville@aia.org.

Did You Know?

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President: 1801-1809

Thomas Jefferson wrote his own epitaph never mentioning that he served as president. His epitaph read, "Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and the Father of the University of Virginia.