Material that will help students research, critique, and apply the work of America's first president.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
George Washington Lesson Plans
Students read about Washington's life, then answer questions relating to his leadership qualities and complete other activities.
Students learn about the water cycle through a lesson emphasizing the continuity of this process by claiming we may use the same water as George Washington did.
Art Projects Inspired By President Washington
Supplement a lesson on George Washington with this cherry tree craft to commemorate the famous fable about the first president and the cherry tree.
Books and Book-Based Activities
Kid Reporter Viveca Riley reviews the book The Crossing by Jim Murphy.
Discussion Guide for George Washington's Spy by Elvira Woodruff
Historical Information on George Washington
This Presidents'Day, President George W. Bush traveled to Mount Vernon to give an address honoring the life of George Washington. Washington, who was born 275 years ago, had his home in Mount Vernon.
Two-time Newbery Award winner Jim Murphy talks about being a writer and his latest book, The Crossing.