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Memorials, Statues, and Monuments to George Washington

For Teachers 6th - 8th
An activity uses images of George Washington's statues to compare how they represent different aspects of his life. Scholars complete a worksheet based on their findings and then share as a group how they would construct a new memorial...
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A Teacher's Guide to 1776 by David McCullough

For Teachers 9th - 12th
David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 1776, is the focus of a 28-page teacher's guide. The guide includes pre-reading questions, background information about key British and American figures, and chapter-by-chapter lessons.
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George vs. George

For Teachers 4th - 12th
It's George versus George in the battle for the American colonies. An interesting activity compares the leadership of George Washington and King George III during the American Revolution. Scholars read text, compare portraits, and...
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Through Their Eyes: Major Causes and Events of the American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Looking for an efficient way to explore the causes and results of the American Revolution? The American Revolution Museum offers a seven-lesson series to hit the highlights of this turning point, using primary sources and activities such...
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George Washington: General, President, Slave Owner

For Teachers 8th
Times change; behaviors that were once considered acceptable can be seen in a very different light. Middle schoolers revisit the legacy of George Washington in a three-day lesson plan that uses primary sources to reveal Washington as a...
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The Battle of Trenton

For Teachers 8th
The Continental Army's victory at the Battle of Trenton marked a turning point in the American Revolution. Young historians examine maps, read primary source materials, and create a timeline of events to understand why the victory was so...
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Farmer George: The Seeds of a Presidency

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Three activities make up a activity that explores the connection between former president George Washington, the farming industry, and leadership. Scholars listen to two read aloud,  Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas and...
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Bell Ringer: The Role of the President's Cabinet

For Students 6th - 12th
Get the class rolling with two short videos designed to launch research into and discussion of the role of the President's Cabinet. The first clip focusses on George Washington's vision for the Cabinet while the second looks at how the...
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The Troubled Elections of 1796 and 1800

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Congress does more than create new laws. Political scientists delve into the elections of 1796 and 1800 to understand how political parties, the Electoral College, and personal agendas affected the election process. The resource also...
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On This Day: George Washington's Farewell Address

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What would George Washington think about the current state of the United States? One needs to look no further than his Farewell Address, where he offered advice to the new nation. Curated videos include a reading of the address on the...
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On This Day: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

For Students 7th - 12th
Scholars learn about the history of Mount Rushmore, the artist behind the vision, and the preservation of the monument in a series of video clips. The interesting resource also explores how Mount Rushmore impacts tourism and the economy...
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Presidents Day | All About the Holidays

For Students 2nd - 6th
A brief video equipped with eye-catching graphics and sound effects explains the ins and outs of the national holiday, Presidents Day. 
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Lesson 1: The United States Confronts Great Britain, 1793–1796

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After the Revolutionary War, the success of the United States was far from guaranteed. Foreign powers coveted the new land, and Great Britain challenged American sovereignty. Learners consider the challenges facing the new nation using...
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Events leading to the American Revolution

For Teachers 5th Standards
The Stamp Act, Paul Revere's ride, and the Boston Tea Party pushed American colonists to the tipping point that led to the American Revolution. Fifth graders research the key figures of the war, study the Declaration of Independence, and...
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The Constitutional Convention

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Founding Fathers are larger than life in history books, but an engaging video resource brings them up close to your pupils. As viewers meet the founders in the National Constitution Center's Signers' Hall, they learn about the...
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Missing Pieces of the Puzzle: African Americans in Revolutionary Times

For Students 5th - 11th
What's missing from most studies of the American Revolutionary War is information about the role African Americans played in the conflict. To correct this oversight, middle schoolers research groups like the Black Loyalists and  Black...
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The Executive Branch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While the president is perhaps the most famous politician, why did the Founding Fathers create the office? While it has evolved over time, the presidency has its roots in the American Revolution. A video resource—created for Constitution...
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The Leadership of George Washington

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Why did Americans choose George Washington as their first president? After reading the resource, pupils discover why citizens trusted him to lead the country. They learn about his time as a military leader, as well as his actions after...
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Lost Hero: Was John Hanson Actually the First President?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The first president of the United States was ... John Hanson? Scholars investigate the notion that the initial leader of the nation was not George Washington. Using research, articles, and open discussion, individuals create a quest for...
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Having a Strong National Government

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did American political parties form? Scholars research the end of the Washington era and the beginning of politics in America. Video evidence and discussion questions allow insight into the emergence of the three branches of...
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War of Independence

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Want to explain the War of Independence without using just a textbook? The resource, an online exhibition, provides direct instruction to scholars. It discusses what led up to the war, the time of the war, and the legacy left behind long...
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George Washington: The Precedent President

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Everyone knows that George Washington was the first president, but do your scholars know why that was so important? The lesson plan, the third in a sequence of three, allows learners to understand how George Washington set a precedent...
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THE Founding Father

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Who is the founding father—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin? Scholars decide which of three early Americans, should be crowned the founding father of America based on research. Then, they compose a persuasive...
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Presidents' Day Lined Journal Page

For Students K - 6th Standards
Make the fathers of our country proud with a writing assignment for Presidents' Day! An image of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln accompanies a writing template page.