April 23, 2008
Members of Mount Vernon’s Education Department have fielded repeated questions about our opinion of the portrayal of Washington in HBO’s popular John Adams miniseries. We’d like to use this opportunity to raise what we think is a more compelling question: How can and should historic sites and classroom teachers capitalize on the interest Hollywood increasingly generates in historical events, places, and people?
As it happens, this very question was the topic of one of our recent distance learning programs, History Meets Hollywood, available for FREE to educators in DVD format while supplies last!
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Category: Classroom Connections, George Washington in Popular Culture, Teacher Resources
April 17, 2008
Yale University Professor Dr. Joanne Freeman, Mount Vernon’s 2007 Gay Hart Gaines Visiting Fellow of American History, recently delivered a three-lecture series at Mount Vernon aimed at providing a better understanding of Washington as a political leader – timely reading for this political campaign season! Continue reading Readings About Washington for the Political Campaign Season »
Category: George Washington, Research/Lectures
April 16, 2008
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens is pleased to participate in the Teaching American History Grant program! We have designed a range of full and half day program options presented by curators, archaeologists, historians, and other subject matter experts from Mount Vernon’s staff and partnering institutions, including George Mason University, The George Washington University, and The Society of the Cincinnati.
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Category: Teacher Resources
April 16, 2008
“Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”
~George Washington’s First Annual Address to Congress, 1790
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens is pleased to announce the Mount Vernon History Teacher of the Year Award for Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area teachers of grades 3-12!
Continue reading Are You the Greatest History Teacher in the First President’s Neighborhood? »
Category: Awards, Teacher Resources