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The Music of Washington’s World

We are so pleased to announce the airing of History Notes: The Music of Washington’s World tomorrow. This distance learning program explores the soundtrack of George Washington’s 18th century world. It was a time of amazing change- a time that saw the creation of a new nation through a revolution based on the foundation of independence in government and ideas. These ideas were highlighted and revealed through song. During this program, your students will discover the music of Pre-Revolutionary America that reflects the Colonists’ growing revolt against the tyranny of England as well as the traditional songs of African slaves. They will hear music written about George Washington as well as learn the music that George Washington would have heard on the battlefields and in the ballroom. For more information and accompanying lesson plans, please visit us on the Fairfax Network. Free DVD copies of this broadcast will also be available through their 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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