The Washington Library at Mount Vernon has created a new webpage featuring curated resources from the estate's digital collections and several from our partners for use in online learning, teaching, and research. The page is designed to serve the needs of primary and secondary schools as well as students and faculty at the collegiate level. It is divided into four sections:
- Interactive Learning and Media
- Digital Primary Sources
- Featuring the Washington Library's digital manuscript collections, Mount Vernon's museum and archeological collections, Founders Online, the George Washington Financial Papers Project, the database of Mount Vernon's enslaved community, the Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection, and Colonial Virginia Portraits (by Dr. Janine Yorimoto Boldt and the Omohundro Institute).
- Digital Secondary Sources
- Featuring The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington, Lesson Plans for Teachers, Slavery and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon, Native Americans and Washington, and the Mount Vernon Everywhere! crowdsource project
- Online Student Learning Opportunities
You can learn more about the Washington Library and Mount Vernon's efforts by listening to our most recent episode of Conversations at the Washington Library, "Teaching Online in a Time of Covid-19 with Sadie Troy."
Questions may be directed to Jim Ambuske, Ph.D., Center for Digital History at the Washington Library.