Life and Times of George
This lesson plan is designed for students who are about to pay a visit to the Mount Vernon museum. Ideas for pre-trip and post-trip activities are imbedded in the lesson.
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George vs. George: The American Revolution as seen from Both Sides
Accompany a reading of George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer with a collection of short-answer questions and vocabulary terms predefined for your convenience.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"Who Was George Washington?" Reading Comprehension
Most everyone knows that George Washington was the First President of the United States. But there is more to find out in a biography about him and a activity that goes with it. With 1–3 questions per chapter, learners answer...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
George Washington Acrostic Poem Activity
Celebrate George Washington's birthday—Presidents' Day—with a poem dedicated to him. Scholars compose an acrostic poem using his first and last name and facts they learned about his life, then showcase their creation on a poster.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
George Washington: A National Treasure
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Washington’s Farewell Speech
Practice reading fluency with a Reader's Theater performance based on Washington's Farewell Address. The teacher begins by reading a few paragraphs from the address and talking about mood and expression with the class. Groups of five...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
George Moses Horton: Slavery from a Poet's Perspective
After reading about the life of George Moses Horton, the first slave to publish anti-slavery poetry, learners will recall his major accomplishments, provide a summary of the obstacles he faced, and identify common aspects of the...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
George Washington's Trunk
Students learn and explore the life of George Washington. In this learning about presidents lesson plan, students discuss background information about George Washington, explore the Mount Vernon website and print out paintings of George...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
George Washingon: A Responsible Family Man?
Young researchers travel back in time, using research to identify George Washington's skills as a national leader and family man. Pick and choose from these steps to get a solid outline for a lesson on primary sources and research....
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable