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American Revolution Fill-in-the-Blank
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In this activity, students complete a fill-in-the-blank worksheet featuring key events of the American Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party, the Crossing of the Delaware, and the Victory at Yorktown.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/22/2017
Breaking and Mending the Two-Term Precedent
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In this lesson, students draw a connection between George Washington’s establishment of the two-term precedent for the presidency and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s breaking of that precedent nearly 150 years later. In this lesson, students will analyze multiple primary and secondary sources, both collaboratively and independently. Discussion and debate is a large focus of this lesson. Students will make interdisciplinary connections between history and government/civics.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/22/2017
Disease During Wartime
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This lesson draws a connection between the threat of smallpox during the Revolutionary War and the influenza pandemic during World War I. In this lesson, students will utilize educational technology to consult primary, secondary, and tertiary sources in the completion of a webquest. Writing across the curriculum is a large focus of this lesson.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
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03/22/2017
Fractured Union
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This video portrays how the structure, powers and authority of a new federal government led to political conflict, negotiation, and compromise through an examination of the actions and belief structures of key players such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Bothe commentary and theatrical reenactment are used to present the information.

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Social Studies
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Demonstration
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/24/2017
George Washington in Song
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In this lesson, students investigate and analyze the historical context of the Revolutionary War song, "Yankee Doodle." As a culminating activity, students will be asked to create their own additional verses about George Washington to the tune of the song.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Ice Cream at Mount Vernon - Online Module
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This inquiry-based module provides primary and secondary sources to help students answer the question: “Why was ice cream an exclusive treat at Mount Vernon long ago?” Using a familiar sweet treat as an entry point, the students research and analyze the lives of enslaved individuals, specialized skills, and the objects that went into serving a single dish of ice cream. Source materials include farm reports, material culture objects, rooms, maps, and biographies.

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Social Studies
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Interactive
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Ice Cream at Mount Vernon - Teacher Materials and Student Worksheets
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This inquiry-based module provides primary and secondary sources to help students answer the question: “Why was ice cream an exclusive treat at Mount Vernon long ago?” Using a familiar sweet treat as an entry point, the students research and analyze the lives of enslaved individuals, specialized skills, and the objects that went into serving a single dish of ice cream. Source materials include farm reports, material culture objects, rooms, maps, and biographies.

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Social Studies
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Interactive
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Map of Mount Vernon
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In this activity, students complete a primary source worksheet focused on close reading skills. Students are asked to use historical thinking skills to source a map of George Washington's five farms.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Nation to Nation
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This video portrays how the values, ideas, and actions of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson influenced relationships with Native Americans and directed the westward expansion of the United States. A panel of experts offer perspectives on these topics.

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Social Studies
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Demonstration
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/27/2017
Presidency Comparison
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In this lesson, students compare how both George and Martha Washington felt about General Washington becoming the first President of the United States. Students should complete the George Washington's Letter to Henry Knox about the Presidency and Martha Washington's Letter about the Presidency worksheets prior to beginning this activity.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Using Political Cartoons to Understand History
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In this activity, students analyze political cartoons that address three of the major issues that affected Washington's presidency: the president's title, the Jay treaty, and the existence of a national bank. Students will create captions for the cartoons using provided background information, then write an exhibit label for the cartoon and caption.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
04/06/2017
Washington Survives Braddock's March
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In this activity, students complete a primary source worksheet focused on close reading skills. Students are asked to read and analyze Washington's letter to his brother John Washington written after Braddock's defeat in 1755.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/24/2017
Washington's 1799 Last Will and Testament and William Lee
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In this activity, students complete a primary source worksheet focused on close reading skills. Students are asked to read and analyze a section of George Washington's 1799 Will and Testament concerning the freedom of his enslaved manservant William "Billy" Lee.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/24/2017
Which Grace: Analysis of Historical Resources
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In this lesson, students analyze primary and secondary source documents to make claims regarding slave life at Mount Vernon. As an optional extension, they can create a biography about one of the individuals identified.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/24/2017
Yorktown: Now or Never (Elementary School)
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In this activity, students complete a graphic organizer to help guide elementary students in analyzing and evaluating source material as historic resources. This worksheet was created to accompany a 20-minute video about Yorktown, the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/24/2017
Yorktown: Now or Never (High School)
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In this activity, students complete a graphic organizer to help guide high school students in analyzing and evaluating secondary source material as historic resources. This worksheet was created to accompany a 20-minute video about Yorktown, the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Date Added:
03/24/2017