George Washington's Mount Vernon Virtual Tour

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Take a tour to George Washington's Mount Vernon with the help of an interactive website that explores the property's ins and outs. Each stop offers an informational video, a detailed explanation, or a close-up image of the area in focus.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into small groups, assign each group a different area to examine, and share their findings to the class 
  • Instruct individuals to take notes as they discover new facts then write a paragraph that reflects on their new-found knowledge 
  • Send the link home with pupils so they can tour Mount Vernon for homework near the Presidents' Day holiday
Classroom Considerations
  • George Washington's birthday, also known as Presidents' Day, falls on the third Monday of February
  • Requires a class set of computers or mobile learning devices; if a class set is not available, direct pupils to work in pairs   
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Contains a tutorial to make navigating the site easier 
  • A brief introduction video plays when the site opens 
  • Offers high quality photographs and well-written explanations 
Cons
  • None