The Mystery at Mount Vernon (32) (Real Kids Real Places)
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Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa bike to Mount Vernon, historic home of George Washington and find mystery, history and more "ooden"teeth than you can shake a stick at!
LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
George Washington: early years: family, childhood and first job, • Altitude Sickness • Twin Keck Telescopes Facts • USS Arizona Memorial layout and history • Pearl Harbor •, Commander of the Continental Army, President of the United States • History of Mount Vernon and many of its buildings • Surveying • Geography of Mt. Vernon • Running a Plantation: Farming: fruit garden, tobacco, corn, vegetables; Fishing; Hunting; Smokehouse; Sheep shearing; Washhouse; Coach house • Slavery on Mount Vernon History of Cherry Trees in Washington, D.C. • Revolutionary War • Valley Forge • Fashion items in 1700's: wigs, knee breeches, silver buckles • Period foods: Valley Forge Soup, hoecakes, peanut soup, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. • Period games • Folktales about George Washington: The Cherry Tree, Dentures • Dental hygiene and dentures in the 1700's • Historical Re-enactors • Construction of Mount Vernon: Materials, techniques • Ha-Ha Wall • National Symbols of America: tree, bird and the American flag • Sundials • Compass • Bastille Day • The Marquis De Lafayette • Mason Weems • Martha Washington.
Mount Vernon, VA: The Ford Orientation Center, The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, The Bowling Green, George Washington's Pioneer Farmer Site, Hands on History Tent, Slaves quarters, Cemetery, The landing dock, The pioneer farm servants hall and kitchen, main dining room, The study and secret staircase, The master bedroom, Martha Washington's room, Hunting Creek Plantation, The Forest Trail, Mansion House Farm, Memorial to the African Americans who served as slaves on Mount Vernon.
Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.
Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135933
Lexile Measure: 700
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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3. Utilize the Real Kids! Real Places! Common Core State Standards Teacher Resource for classroom discussion questions and activities for ELA grades 2-6. This can be used for all 50 mysteries HERE.
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