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Leadership and Legacy provides insight into the journey George Washington took to become a leader and an inspiration to others
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."
An article discussing the Bastille key gifted to Washington by Marquis de Lafayette.
Explore the Central Passage of the Mansion House, in which the Key to the Bastille is displayed.
Ten newspaper-style explorations into the character traits of George Washington.
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.
An article discussing the relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette.
An interactive painting depicting George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
A lesson plan discussing Washington's Farewell Address and foreign policy.
Object page for the key to the Bastille.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching George Washington's Leadership and Legacy.
Five video clips of George Washington and those close to him reflecting on his legacy
Lesson plan examining the manners and mores of 18th century America and the personal rules of decorum George Washington lived by and how they connect to today.
A series of short videos by a character interpreter covering topics about Washington's enslaved valet William Lee.
Article exploring Washington's death and how he was mourned at Mount Vernon and by the country.
Forty five minute program exploring the soundtrack of George Washingtons 18th century world.
Article about the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company."
Article discussing the status of enslaved people in George Washingon's will.
Fragment of a piece of fabric depicting the apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.
Rules of behavior copied by George Washington when he was 16 years old.
Student worksheet on the "Rules of Civility."
Article discussing the cemetery where many enslaved people at Mount Vernon were buried, possibly including Billy Lee.
A transcription of Washington's Presidential Farewell Address.
Film about the Winter Patriots during the Revolutionary War.
Article describing the importance of the Yorktown campaign in the Revolutionary War.
Film on the Yorktown campaign of the Revolutionary War.