MountVernon.org, the official site of the home of George Washington, has a bunch of neat freebie resources that make any study of our first President and his times come to life for students. Here’s some of the highlights:
On this page, you can take a virtual tour of MountVernon. Washington’s entire adulthood is reflected in these rooms. By looking carefully at the furnishings and decorative features, you can find clues to Washington’s character, tastes, and accomplishments, as well as his aspirations for a fledgling United States.
Click here to go to the virtual tour
On this page, you can download lesson plans and activity sheets for Primary, Middle School and High School age students about Washington, his influence, and the early years of our nation:
Click here to go to the Lesson Plans page
FULL-LENGTH DOWNLOADABLE VIDEOS
Here are downloadable full-length versions of the museum’s excellent video programs on Washington and his era, including “The Real Martha Washington”, “The Music of Washington’s World,” “George Washington and the American Revolution”, “Slavery at Mt. Vernon”, and several others:
Click here to go to the video download page
Oh, and did we mention you can request a FREE portrait of Washington like the one in the photo above? Cool!
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