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206 resources with the keyterm george washington

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George Washington: 1732-1799

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Interesting facts about our first president, George Washington, are presented in this 11-slide PowerPoint. Colorful photos correspond with each slide. Tip: After showing this slideshow to your students, have them write a letter to the...
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1792 Election Results

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The beginning of American politics and elections is found in these slides, which detail the 1792, 1796, 1800 elections of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson (respectively). Plan on including your own discussion points and details in this...
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Arthur Young and the President

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work with NASS data by converting it into prose. In this historical agriculture information lesson, students read about how George Washington communicated information about crop yields, livestock, and land values. They apply the...
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Winter at Valley Forge

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners assess the events leading up to the American Revolution. In this United States History lesson, students read "Crossing the Delaware: George Washington Fights in the Battle of Trenton," then discuss the highlights in the story....
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Lesson 7: George Washington

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners analyze primary documents and maps to discover details about American isolationism. In this Washington presidency lesson plan, students use the provided document analysis sheet to examine letters and speeches written by the...
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The Right Choice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the leadership role of George Washington in the American Revolution. In this George Washington lesson, students read selections titled "Generalship," and "Candidate for Commander-in-Chief." After students read the...
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George Washington and Slavery: The 1799 Census of Slaves

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover details about the slave community at Mt. Vernon. In this George Washington lesson plan, students examine Washington's 1799 Slave Census in order to determine what life was like for slaves of the first president. An...
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George Washington's Revolutionary Journeys

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a closer look at historical maps. In this American Revolution instructional activity, students examine the provided historical maps and documents to determine the assignments that George Washington assigned to subordinates...
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In Remembrance of George Washington

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the contributions of George Washington. In this early American history lesson, students analyze the provided eulogy for George Washington written by Henry Lee and then write their eulogies for the first president.
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My Very Own Washington Exhibition

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students work as curators. In this George Washington lesson, students research primary and secondary sources in order to create their own exhibitions of the first president. Students may visit selected Web sites in order to create their...
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Surveying our First President

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers act as surveyors. In this George Washington instructional activity, students read transcriptions from Washington's surveying journal and then try surveying skills on their own.
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George Washington's Foreign Policy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare George Washington's foreign policy to the policies of presidents who followed him. In this primary source analysis lesson, students compare Washington's Farewell Address to the Roosevelt Corollary, the Monroe Doctrine,...
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The Apotheosis ofGeorge Washington

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the image of George Washington. For this Washington presidency lesson, students use the provided analysis handout to analyze the character of Washington conveyed in several pieces of art and speeches. Students share...
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What Makes a General?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the duties of commander-in-chief. In this George Washington lesson, students research Revolutionary War military leaders and examine the relationships they had with George Washington. 
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Columbia's First and Greatest Son

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the beginnings of colonization and the New World.  In this history instructional activity, students complete several activities that reinforce the challenges George Washington faced in his life.
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Lesson 2: Important Person

For Teachers K Standards
What kid wouldn't love to learn about George Washington? The class reads a simplistic biography about George Washington to find out why he is so famous. They chart the things he did, as well as what makes a non-fiction book a biography....
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George Washington & Civic Virtue: The Necessary Elements of the Republic

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the character of George Washington. In this George Washington lesson, students read "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior,"  Washington's First Inaugural Address, and his Farewell Address. Students use the included...
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"The Colony of Virginia as Far as the Mississippi"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students identify the resources and other possible reasons why specific locations were chosen during expansion to the West.  In this Geography and U.S. History lesson, students create a map that depicts the route of Westward expansion.
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Bio-Poems and U.S. History

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students explore U.S. History by writing poems. For this United States leader biography lesson, students identify elements needed to create a good poem, and write a Bio-Poem about themselves. Students utilize the same form to write a...
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George Washington

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the life of George Washington. In this George Washington lesson, students view a slideshow of scenes of Washington's life. Students then look in a box of pictures and choose one. Students then explain which famous...
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Zoom-In Washington Monument

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the Washington Monument.  In this United States history lesson, students view a "zoom-in" PowerPoint presentation of the Washington Monument. Students predict what the main structure represented in the picture is as more...
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Claiming Common Ground? The Civil War and the Preservation of Claiming Common Ground? The Civil War and the Preservation of George Washington's Mount Vernon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore how people viewed George Washington in the 19th Century.  In this U.S. History lesson, students create a timeline of events during the Civil War, including government and court decisions.  Following this activity,...
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George Washington - A Graphic Novel

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students write and illustrate their own graphic novels. In this George Washington lesson, students collaborate to research Washington's life as surveyor, his involvement in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution,...
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The Man Who Made the Presidency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the contributions that George Washington made to the presidency. In this presidential history lesson, students analyze primary and secondary sources regarding Washington and the precedents he set. Young scholars...