First President of the United States
Served two terms: April 30, 1789 – March 4, 1797 His Vice President was John Adams
Born 1732- Died 1799
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You can print out this reading comprehension packet that coordinates with A Picture Book of George Washington. (You may be able to find at your library) Includes picture clues, comprehension questions, multiple choice questions, fill in the blank, and a crossword puzzle. Recommended for 3rd grade level.
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In under 5 minutes this video gives you a very engaging biographical overview of George Washington. Very well done.
Liberty’s Kids is a really well done animated series about U.S. History! If you like this, know that you can watch all episodes of Liberty’s Kids on Netflix!
Your kids might get a kick out of this rockin’ song about George Washington. It might even help them remember the basic facts!
Such an interesting glimpse at the wax replicas of George Washington and the annual care they receive. A career option that most of us are probably unfamiliar with. Very cool!
I really like how this video both shows us something about George Washington while also teaching us about sculpture and the art process! So much wonderful inter-relatedness in various areas of education here: history, art, Latin, science, and more.
A Yale professor’s lecture on George Washington. This is part of the Open Yale Courses, and you can take the course online! Recommended for upper high school level. 45 minutes long.