George Washington Character Traits

Honor George Washington and his character traits with a character trait instructional activity. Learners read two letters that Washington wrote in order to determine his character traits, while using evidence from the letters to support their answers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a biography study of George Washington or on Presidents' Day
  • Create the assignment as a group project, printing out one copy of each letter per group
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the analysis of two letters he wrote, one to George Clinton and one to Martha Washington, both of which are included
  • Assumes learners are capable of identifying character traits through the analyzation of text
Pros

  • Comes with a list of possible character traits
  • Letters and worksheet both download as an editable copy
Cons

  • None