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Celebrate Washington's Birthday in Your Classroom

Join Mount Vernon for a live virtual program to help celebrate Washington's birthday by examining some of his important leadership actions!

February 18, 2022

February 22, 2022

11am ET and 1pm ET

Live Virtual Program


Our team is excited to celebrate George Washington's birthday with your students!

Join our Education team and George Washington's close friend and physician, Dr. James Craik, for a live presentation of one of our country's greatest leaders. With this program, students will examine important leadership skills Washington implemented during the Revolutionary War and his Presidency, discuss the legacy of that leadership, and reflect on how they can be utilized those skills in our lives today. 

Program Information

  • We are excited to partner on this program with EF Explore America. 
  • This program will be offered live twice on both Friday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 22nd 
  • There will be different links used for Friday (Zoom) and Tuesday (Cisco Webex). Links will be sent by email 2 days before the event. 
  • This program is free

Program Audience

  • All grades are welcome for all sessions, but Tuesday's sessions will be suitable for upper elementary classrooms
  • Teachers may sign up as a class and view together or provide the links to their students to log-in individually
  • All teachers and students will need internet access
  • Please only register for one session

Program Highlights

  • Live presentation with personalized discussion
  • Access to chat for engaging conversations and questions
  • Meet a close friend of George Washington, who was with him through his time as Commander and President
  • Source analysis activities
  • Reflections on how to incorporate Washington's leadership skills into our lives today

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Learn about George Washington and the 18th century.
  • Understand that people in the past were complex individuals who faced many challenges and rose to meet them with personalized tools that are still used today.
  • Improve critical thinking skills by analyzing sources, asking questions, and drawing conclusions. 
  • Have a fun/engaging/memorable experience by visually connecting with Mount Vernon and their classmates.

Program Partner

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