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Could you use $5,000?

toy-for-websiteIf you are an exceptional history teacher who would like a $5,000 cash award, free field trip to Mount Vernon, and an invitation to stay for a week on the grounds of Mount Vernon for the 2010 Teachers’ Institute, then you are in luck! The application deadline for the Mount Vernon History Teacher of the Year award has been extended to May 29th. Applicants must live in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. Two runner-ups will receive a $500 cash award and an all-expenses-paid field trip to Mount Vernon. For information on how to apply, please see our website.

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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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