Farmer George: The Seeds of a Presidency

Three activities make up a lesson 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 George Washington's Breakfast by Jean Fritz, then reflect on and discuss their findings. Small groups design and vote on a monument to honor George Washington.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Perform the lesson near George Washington's birthday
  • Gather additional books about George Washington for pupils to browse when allowed
  • Invite a professional from the farming industry to speak to the class about their experience
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson takes approximately three 50 minutes sessions to complete
  • Requires two books, Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas and George Washington's Breakfast by Jean Fritz
  • Preparation includes making copies of worksheets and preparing videos to play
Pros
  • Includes facts about agriculture and background information essential to the lesson
  • Incorporates cooperative learning activities
  • Offers several enrichment activities 
Cons
  • None
Common Core