Free DVDs from the Fairfax Network

DVDs for Educational Institutions

The following programs are available on DVD — free of charge — to educational institutions. The free DVDs are in limited supply and were provided via limited grant funding from our partnership with the National Air & Space Museum with grants from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation; and from our partnership with George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens.

You may request any two (2) free DVDs by sending your request on school, agency, or organization letterhead. Please indicate which two DVDs you are requesting, and include your telephone number and e-mail address.

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NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM PARTNERSHIP

These DVDs are provided free of charge by generous grants from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association & the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation.
Print the list of free National Air & Space Museum Partnership DVDs (pdf).

Flight School 1: Inspired to Fly
For Students in Grades 4-8
Introduces the principles and practices of early powered flight [45 min.]
Flight School 5: On the Red Planet
For Students in Grades 4-8 
Explores how scientist are studying the Red Planet and what that information tells us about our own planet [45 min.]
Flight School 2: Higher, Faster, Farther!
For Students in Grades 4-8 
Explores revolutionary innovations in flight speed, distance, and aviation technology [45 min.]
Innovation Workshop: Building Discovery
For Students in Grades 5-8
Explores the engineering, science, and design process that led to the innovation of the space shuttle [45 min.]
Flight School 3: Blast Off!!! 
For Students in Grades 4-8 
Examines the history of rocket-propelled flight, the space race, the lunar landing, and the space shuttle program [60 min.]
Innovation Workshop: Harnessing the Sun
For Students in Grades 5-8
Highlights the science and engineering of how radiant energy is transformed into other useful forms of energy [45 min.]
Flight School 4: From Above 
For Students in Grades 4-8 
Explores what flying above the Earth teaches us about the planet and its inhabitants [45 min.]
 

MOUNT VERNON PARTNERSHIP

These DVDs are provided free of charge by a generous partnership with George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens.
Print the list of free Mount Vernon Partnership DVDs (pdf).

The Challenges of Nationhood: Presidential Perspectives 
For Students in Grades 9-12
Explores the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation's first four presidents [60 min.]
Funding a Nation: Washington, Jefferson, and Hamilton
For Educators
Explores the discussions between Washington and members of his cabinet on financing the government [90 min.]
Nation to Nation
For Students in Grades 9-12
Explores whether Washington’s Indian diplomacy and policies set the stage for 19th century American policy [90 min.]
The Constitution and Executive Power
For Educators & Students in Grades 9-12
Host Julie Silverbrook and historians Joseph Ellis and Carol Berkin explore executive powers. [60 min.]
Hear My Story: The Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon
For Students in Grades 9-12 
Continues the slaves stories from I Ain't No Three Fifths of a Person: Slavery and the Constitution. [45 min.]
Primarily George
For Educators
Highlights primary source documents that can be used to teach students about George Washington [45 min.]
Creating george WASHINGTON
For Students in Grades 9-12
Looka at the creation of george WASHINGTON, a new orchestral work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds. [30 min]
History Meets Hollywood
For Students in Grades 9-12
Explores the positive and negative results of portraying historical figures and events through popular film. [45 min.]
The Real Martha Washington 
For Students in Grades 3-5
Examines America's first first lady's incredibly full and vibrant life [30 min.]
First in War: George Washington and the American Revolution
For Students in Grades 9-12
Explores how Washington’s leadership was instrumental in securing American independence [60 min.]
History Notes: The Music of Washington's World
For Students in Grades 6-9 
Explores the music that George Washington would have heard on the battlefields and in the ballroom [45 min.]
Seed to Table: Farming at Mount Vernon 
For Students in Grades K-5 
Profiles George Washington as a farmer and a businessman [30 min.]
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies
For Students in Grades 9-12
Explores the struggles to establish a nation as seen through the eyes of our nation’s first First Ladies. [60 min]
I Ain't No Three Fifths of a Person: Slavery and the Constitution
For Students in Grades 9-12
Explores the perspectives of Mount Vernon and Monticello slaves to events during the founding of our nation. [45 min.]
Shaping the Presidency
For Students in Grades 8-12 
Looks at how campaigning, the election process, and the media affected early presidential candidacies. [60 min.]
Fractured Union
For Students in Grades 9-12 
Examines the complex relationships between  the founding fathers—Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Mason. [60 min.]
Inaugural Visions: Presidents Washington to Obama
For Students in Grades 9-12
Looks at presidential inaugurations and how the presidency defines our nation. [60 min.]
Slavery at Mount Vernon  
For Students in Grades 8-12 
Examines the lives of the enslaved community at Mount Vernon and Washington’s changing attitudes toward slavery [45 min.]

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