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Teaching with visual resources, such as paintings, prints, and maps, can provide opportunities for students to connect with the past as they investigate images through inquiry and analysis.
Illustrated article with facts about Washington's Crossing of the Delaware River.
Lesson plan asking students to use visual and text-based primary sources to explore ways in which George Washington was characterized after his death.
Several images from different artists that illustrate the "Apotheosis of Washington."
Ten newspaper-style explorations into the character traits of George Washington.
Online interactive asking students to identify which states wanted which form of representation during the Constitutional Convention.
An online timeline exploring the events that led to the Constitution.
Online interactive asking students to identify the order of events before, during, and after the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Article and interactive map discussing the significance of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River.
Interactive tool to explore Emanuel Leutze's 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching the American Revolution.
An interactive painting depicting George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
Student worksheet on a painting depicting George Washington as a farmer at Mount Vernon.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching about the business of Mount Vernon.
An inquiry based module that asks students to answer a why ice cream was an exclusive treat at Mount Vernon by exploring three Supporting Questions and analyzing primary and secondary sources.
Five video clips of George Washington and those close to him reflecting on his legacy
Article exploring Washington's death and how he was mourned at Mount Vernon and by the country.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching slavery.
Fragment of a piece of fabric depicting the apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.
A lesson supporting the video A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution. After viewing the video, students use flashcards, quizzes, interactives, and worksheets to study and demonstrate their understanding of advanced vocabulary.
Print of a less famous image of the event at the Delaware River.
Image of a slave woman in the Mount Vernon kitchen at time of John Augustine Washington's ownership.
Film about the Winter Patriots during the Revolutionary War.