Historical Association Schools Teachers on White House HistoryHistorians in the News
tags: slavery, education, African American history, White House
Teachers learn of not only the mansion’s human history but also the momentous events that happened there, and the critical decisions made there that would determine the course of war and the prospects of peace.
“We heard a 30-minute lecture about slavery related to the White House and the history of slavery concerning the construction of the White House and also enslaved people who worked at the White House,” Shogan said.
During the online lessons, teachers learn White House history through primary sources including letters written by the presidents. The goal is to equip teachers with knowledge about the White House that they pass along to students in the fall.
Shogan hopes the lessons give teachers important information to help students better understand and evaluate the nation’s leaders — both current and former.
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