George Washington’s Mount Vernon

The mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations. View more information on their Member Feature Page.


AHFES Distance Learning


Winter Programs

Be Washington
Be Washington is a first-person interactive leadership experience. Come face to face with challenges that George Washington confronted as commander in chief or president in four key scenarios.
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government
Discipline: Historical Site Visit
Resource Type: Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource
Learning Standards: (not provided)
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

A Virtual Tour of Mount Vernon
Tour every major room within the Mount Vernon Mansion, and see the upper garden, kitchen, George Washington's Gristmill & Distillery, and more! Each of our virtual tour panoramas includes a number of clickable points of interest that direct you to images, videos, and text descriptions that bring topics vibrantly to life. By zooming in you can see the stunningly intricate details of paintings, sketches, and other fascinating objects. Pair the Virtual Tour with our 20 Questions for Reading and Evaluating Historic Places worksheet for a deep dive into place as a primary source.
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government
Discipline: Historic Site Visit
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide, Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource
Learning Standards: (not provided)
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Previous Lotteries

In-School Visit from Mrs. Washington
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon
"Martha Washington" who is portrayed by a character interpreter, can visit classrooms to present to students about her first-hand experience in the 18th century, focus can include the colonial era or Revolutionary War. Students are encouraged to ask questions.
Dates: Available November through January 

Time: 20 to 30 minutes of presentation with 15 minutes for questions from students (Approximately 45 minutes total.)
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography
Learning Standards: Grade 4: Content 4.8. Students explain the causes of the American Revolution. 5. Identify the views, lives, and influences of key leaders during this period (e.g., King George III, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams). 6. Explain how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence changed the way people viewed slavery.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,
Capacity: 30 students per session

Legends & Legacies
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

Through a structured discussion and tour of the Education Center and historic area, students discover George Washington, the man behind the myth. Students understand that George Washington’s legacy was built on his real life accomplishments and personal qualities, inspiring the many legends that have developed about him.
Date: 1/8/20, 2/25/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Learning Standards: 
Standards of Learning: Grade 4: Content 4.8. Students explain the causes of the American Revolution. 5. Identify the views, lives, and influences of key leaders during this period (e.g., King George III, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams). 6. Explain how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence changed the way people viewed slavery. Grades 3-5: Skills 4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts.
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
 
STEM in George Washington's World
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

This experience introduces students to Washington through an in-depth exploration of how Mount Vernon reflects the career and accomplishments of the nation’s first president. Students explore Mount Vernon by engaging in a variety of hands-on STEM activities and tasks. Depending on the season, topics may include architecture, food preservation, the greenhouse, farming innovations, land surveying, mathematical spy ciphers, gardening, and archaeology. Participants learn about George Washington’s wide-ranging interests and the enslaved people whose work made Mount Vernon a productive estate.
Date: 2/26/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Math, Science, Technology
Learning Standards: 
Grade 3: Content 3.3. Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region. 1. Outline the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present. 3. Describe the specialization in jobs and businesses and provide examples of specialized businesses in the community. Grades 3-5: Skills 4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date

 

 
 

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