The program features educators from Mount Vernon, the National Archives, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Papers of George Washington. These educators highlight online primary source documents, in their respective collections, that can be used to teach students about various aspects of George Washington and the founding era.
Panelists discuss the challenges and best practices involved in teaching with primary source documents. They also give brief overviews of the online collections that can be used to access the sources.
Primarily George: Selected Documents, from Mount Vernon's Education Department, is a compilation of lesson plans based on the primary source documents used in the broadcast.