Drumroll please… It’s time for the first ever official GWW contest! That’s right- we need a name for our new children’s website and who better to ask than the very teachers that will be using it this fall. The website will feature a 3-D virtual Mount Vernon estate that the player can explore while searching for objects and meeting the Washingtons, their grandchildren Nelly and Washy, Dr. Craik, Billy Lee, and many of the other people who lived and worked here. Two features of the game will be Harpsichord Hero (just like Guitar Hero except a bit more historic) and Bombarding Yorktown, where the player will help General Washington blow the British fortifications to bits (in a non-bloody way, of course).
Now for such an amazing online experience, we need a name that appeals to 5-year olds, 13-year olds, and 53-year olds. Prior suggestions have been “George Washington Rocks!,” “Washington’s World,” “Simulation Plantation,” “Tons of Fun with Washington,” and “Wii-shington.” Chime in if you like any of these, but if you have a new idea for a name, let us know! If we pick your name, we will send you a basket of our award-winning DVDs, curriculum kits, and teaching resources and provide one free videoconference of your choice this school year. The contest will end next week on July 31st (UPDATE: Deadline extended to August 8th!). And keep an eye out for the premiere of Harpsichord Hero next month only on GWW!