When James Manship (aka'George Washington') visited our school in Richmond, Virginia, he made a terrific connection with the students. From our Kindergarten class to our high schoolers, he engaged the students with facts of history, humor, and an effort to communicate the kindness and character of our first president. The passion with which Mr. Manship conveys President George Washington is unique, in that, through his portrayal, one envisions not only the gentleman farmer, loving husband, and thoughtful family man that he was, but also the fiery defender of liberty that our nation depended on him to become. The research that Mr. Manship has invested in learning not only facts but also the spirit and heart of President Washington is evident in his presentation. Mr. Manship's portrayal duly honors this great man and stirred our desire to know more of President Washington. He made our day exciting and fun-and we learned in the process! George Washington became our "friend".
Hired as: Historical Character
Response from George Washington LIVE!:
This fine lady was a third grade teacher whose classroom was so inviting and interesting, I wanted to just take a seat, listen and learn. She now has been promoted to principal of the grade school, and still teaches two subjects, Art and Bible. She is a great encourager, and her students are blessed by their time with her teaching, and direction, to become better behaved and ever sweeter children.