Teaching Andrew Jackson and Jacksonian America is an exciting challenge.
These important years in our national history include the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, the War of 1812, the Era of Good Feelings, the rapid expansion of slavery, Indian Removal and the first threats of secession. Andrew Jackson, his family and his enslaved people occupy an intersection that allows us to explore all aspects of life in the United States from 1767-1845.
Teacher Training Workshops
The Hermitage hosts occasional teacher training workshops to increase your content knowledge and expand your skill set. We also partner with organizations to examine Jackson’s relevance in a larger setting. Partner organizations include the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta—Nashville Office, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Tennessee History for Kids and many others.
October 28: Literature in Context: Washington Irving
Washington Irving, inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe, used the American landscape to create tales that continue to resonate in American life. Join living historian Neill Hartley as he performs several of Irving’s best-known works. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Irving and a curriculum development workshop. Breakfast will be provided. Teachers will receive a certificate for three hours of professional development. The workshop will be held at The Hermitage’s Cabin-by-the-Spring from 8 a.m. to noon. Attendance is limited to 50 participants. Tickets are $35.
Request a Workshop
A workshop can be provided upon request. Contact our Education Department for more information or to schedule a program.
Download our free Teaching Andrew Jackson: Using SWOT Analysis to Build Context resource today!