but he made it one of the most iconic houses in the United States.
(Liberty) Bell Work
Read the sentence below. Do you see any problems? Do not rewrite the sentence. In fact, don't even fix the sentence. Instead, on your paper, tell the writer three things that need to be corrected.
the mount vernon mansion was owned by lawrence washington
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
He lived at the river.
*Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it
Origin of the estate
Look at the first paragraph on the Mount Vernon website page about the mansion. Create a timeline using the information presented. You may also use information from Building Mount Vernon (about halfway down the same page).
Map Mount Vernon
We will analyze this primary source map. An evaluation form is available on this lesson plan, available from Mount Vernon's website.
Do You Measure Up?
Take a cool virtual tour of Washington's mansion. Take the time to read and watch short videos as you click through the house.
Mount Vernon is not symmetrical, but George Washington wanted it to be. We will use some special mirror-like drawing tools to explore symmetry for ourselves. Afterward, we will design our own mansions - symmetrical, of course, to make satisfy our first president.
Try your hand at drawing Mount Vernon. Step-by-step instructions can be found at this Learn to Draw webpage.
The exterior of the mansion appears to be made of stone, but it's actually the result of a process called rustication. The video below details the last part of the process, known as sand casting.
With time, we'd like to try our hands at sandcasting with a simple art project.