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Fairfax-Mount Vernon

With the generous support of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, Mount Vernon and the Fairfax Network have partnered to provide schools with engaging distance-learning programs. Students K-12 will enjoy exploring our nation's beginnings and getting an in-depth view of our first president and the challenges he faced.

First in WarProgram Descriptions:

First in War: George Washington and the American Revolution

For: Grades 9-12

Explores how Washington’s leadership was instrumental in securing American independence.

History Meets Hollywood

For: Grades 9-12

Explores the positive and negative results of portraying historical figures and events through popular film

Nation to Nation

For: Grades 9-12

Explores whether Washington’s Indian diplomacy and policies set the stage for 19th century American policy

Primarily George

For: Educators

Educators highlight online primary source documents that can be used to teach students about George Washington

The Real Martha Washington

For: Grades 3-5

Examines America's first first lady's incredibly full and vibrant life

Seed to Table: Farming at Mount Vernon

For: Grades K-5

Profiles George Washington as a farmer and a businessman

Slavery at Mount Vernon

For: Grades 8-12

Examines the lives of the enslaved community at Mount Vernon and Washington’s changing attitudes toward slavery