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Archive for April, 2008

April 23, 2008

Washington, Adams, Hollywood, and Free DVDs!

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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

Readings About Washington for the Political Campaign Season

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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

Teaching American History Grants? We Can Help!

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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

How Many Martha Washingtons Does It Take to Teach Your Students?

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…For our latest distance learning broadcast, we decided it took two of them!

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Category: Classroom Connections, Martha Washington, Teacher Resources

April 16, 2008

Are You the Greatest History Teacher in the First President’s Neighborhood?

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“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

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Portraits in Schools

Kids holding George Washington Portrait

Mount Vernon recently invited K-12 schools nationwide to request framed portraits of George Washington to display in a respectful, prominent place.

The response was overwhelming: thousands of schools submitted letters! Along with the portrait, schools received curriculum materials to help explore our first president’s contributions.

Where has George Washington gone back to school? Click here to see!

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