- Meet George Washington
- Visit His Estate
- Support His Vision
- Educational Resources
Students will use primary images as a model for creating their own "display" of states and choosing a "centerpiece" that defines our nation today. This lesson can accompany the distance learning broadcast, Primarily George.
Students will listen to a story about daily life at Mount Vernon, and recognize the connections between George Washington and his slaves.
Students will learn historical facts about the life of George Washington using the entertaining game format, BINGO.
Students will learn about the many roles that Washington engaged in throughout his life and create their own “George Washington’s trunk” of objects that reflect these activities.
Students will learn that during the American Revolution, Washington established the Purple Heart military decoration, known at the time as the Badge of Military Merit, and explore the historical and modern significance of this award.
Students will be introduced to George Washington’s Rules of Civility and consider their value in making decisions that lead to success.
Students will compare and contrast travel in the 18th century with travel in current times by planning and simulating a trip to Mount Vernon from a chosen location in the colonies.
Students will learn about the Newburgh Crisis and Washington’s Newburgh Address through primary and secondary sources, then write a persuasive essay that compares Washington’s character to a leader of their choosing who has overcome a difficult obstacle.
Students use the archaeological site George Washington's Midden (a fancy word for trash) to study objects, archaeology, math and science. The artifacts excavated from the midden provide an insight into daily life, diet and furnishings during George and Martha Washington's life.