George Washington: The Living Symbol
High schoolers discuss George Washington's life and how he became a symbol of this nation. They categorize various images of Washington into the various roles he plays.
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Slave Lifeon George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plantation
Eleventh graders investigate slave life on the Mount Vernon Plantation. In this slavery lesson plan, 11th graders examine photographs of and documents about George Washington's home as they participate in classroom station activities....
11th Social Studies & History
Exploring George Washington's Leadership
Students examine primary documents to determine whether or not George Washington was an honest leader. In this presidential history instructional activity, students evaluate Washington's leadership prior to and during his presidency....
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Apotheosis ofGeorge Washington
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Agriculture Awareness Through Poetry
Whether you are viewing a landscape painting of a farm, examining a still-life portrait of a bowl of fruit, or reading a descriptive poem about cultivating food, you can't deny that agriculture plays a major role in visual and language...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
George Washington and Frederick Douglass letters: Recognizing point of view and bias
How does background and life experience influence point of view, attitudes, and biases? To answer this question, class members examine two letters: one from Frederick Douglass to his former owner, Thomas Auld, and one from George...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
George Washington: Founding Father
Young scholars explore George Washington. Focusing on his personal life, it offers an examination of the man behind the towering symbol. Washington's stature as first president and founding father created a public persona. George
6th - 12th Social Studies & History