The following are brief video clips and digital archives (often termed ”learning objects”) that illustrate particular concepts or ideas which are not included in the full-length electronic field trip. These additional resources can be incorporated into classroom activities to extend learning.
Click on the links below to learn additional information about Mount Vernon, the people who lived and worked there, and what life was like on an 18th Century estate and farm.
In Their Own Words
1. Ben, an Enslaved Miller (3 min. 28 sec.)
2. Caroline, an Enslaved House Servant (2 min. 37 sec.)
3. Dr. Craik, George Washington's Doctor (4 min. 6 sec.)
4. Martha Washington, Homespun and Lace (2 min. 51 sec.)
5. Martha Washington, Letters from the General (3 min. 28 sec.)
The Lund Washington document is a digitized copy of the original letter written in 1781 by George Washington to his distant cousin, Lund. You may find it useful in discussions about primary sources.
to view a copy of the document, written in George Washington’s own pen.
The transcript of the letter may be found at http://www.aptv.org/APTPLUS/ClassroomFiles/file/GW%20letter%20to%20Lund%20Washington%20transcription.pdf