Teaching Materials

Teaching materials focused on slavery, the Revolution, and 18th century socialibilty that target middle and high school history students.  The teaching modules focus both on examining material culture objects out of the Mount Vernon collection, and on improving students' historical thinking skills.

If your students have not worked with material culture as historical evidence, there are a variety of good introductions that you might use to introduce them, such as:

Object of History, Guide to Doing History with Objects

World History Commons, Unpacking Material Culture -- Objects