Lesson Purpose

This infographic tells the stories of three different women who lived at Mount Vernon in the eighteenth century through visuals, graphics, and primary sources. It reads at an upper-elementary level, perfect for struggling readers, emerging English speakers, visual learners, or the average student. 

Created by LifeGuard Teacher Fellows Kate Van Haren and Pam Stafford.


The infographic covers the stories of Eleanor Parke Custis ("Nelly"), Eleanor Forbes, and Caroline Branham. It explores their daily lives, roles in the mansion, and primary source material.

Click the link below to download the infographic. Or, visit our Women in the 18th Century secondary source page for more information.

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