Take your students into the private collections of Mount Vernon. During this hour-long session, teachers and their classroom will join Mount Vernon experts in a private video call to explore original Washington items, documents, or places.
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Bring History to Life for Your Students

With this distance learning program, your students can experience George Washington's private collections no matter where your school is located.

Learn about George Washington, his life at Mount Vernon, and his impact on the world in the 18th century. 

We'll use Mount Vernon’s private collection items to discuss important events and themes in the lives of George Washington, his family, and the enslaved people at Mount Vernon. The program will run through Mount Vernon supported Webex Video Conference Platform.



Program Outline

During your tour, you'll receive:

  • A welcome and brief introduction on program and technological logistics from a facilitator
  • A staff-led primary source analysis thinking routine of one of Geroge Washington's original documents, objects, or places.
  • An interactive Q&A with the interpreter


  • Teachers will choose one of four themes for the program: Military Experience, Slavery at Mount Vernon, Political Experience, and Daily Life at Mount Vernon
  • All teachers and students will need internet access.
  • Sessions are designed for 1 teacher and 1 classroom (maximum 40 participants).

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Students will improve their critical thinking skills by analyzing primary sources, comparing and contrasting past and modern times, and contextualizing its place in a larger narrative.
  • Students will learn about George Washington and life in the 18th Century.
  • students will understand that people in the past were complex individuals faced challenges and rose to meet them with personal tools that are still used today
  • Students will have a fun/engaging/memorable experience by visually connecting with Mount Vernon and their classmates

Special Discounts for Title One Schools

  • Qualified Title One schools nationwide registering for any of these special distance learning programs will receive a full discount on the program!
  • More information is available during the registration process.

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For any assistance in reservation, contact our ticketing office at 703.799.8688 or e-mail us at groups@mountvernon.org.

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