When George Washington lived here, Mount Vernon was an 8,000-acre plantation divided into five farms. Each farm was a complete unit, with its own overseers, work force of slaves, livestock, equipment, and buildings. Take a virtual tour of the Estate.
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CREATING george WASHINGTON
Audience: Students in Grades 9-12
Students get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of george WASHINGTON, a new orchestral work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds. His composition utilizes orchestra, multiscreen video, electronic sounds, and three narrators to explore George Washington in a unique way, showing the first president at different stages in his life. This large-scale work by Reynolds, visual designer Ross Karre, computer musician Jaime Oliver, and performance audio controller Josef Kucera draws from many academic disciplines including music, history, language arts, science, math, and technology.Available in our Video on Demand Library.Order a copy.
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THE CONSTITUTION AND EXECUTIVE POWER
Audience: Students in Grades 9-12 & Educators
Students and educators joined host Julie Silverbrook, executive director of The Constitutional Sources Project, and historians Joseph Ellis and Carol Berkin for an exploration of executive powers. VOD Registration.
inaugural visions: Presidents Washington to Obama
Audience: Grades 9-12
Recorded live at Mount Vernon's Ammerman Student Leadership Program, this program compares and contrasts the inaugurations of George Washington and Barack Obama. VOD Registration.
founding mothers: Remembering the ladies
Audience: Grades 9-12
This program, moderated by Cokie Roberts, explores the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation’s first First Ladies. VOD Registration.