Farmer George Plants a Nation Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan will help students understand the cause and effect relationship between historical events and George Washington's contributions as they read 'Farmer George Plants a Nation' by Peggy Thomas.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe the relationships between events and ideas in historical informational text
  • Explain how the author uses evidence to support information in nonfiction text

Length

60+ minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s)

Vocabulary

  • agriculture
  • carriage
  • climate
  • colonists
  • Continental Army
  • estate
  • harrow
  • ingenuity
  • Mount Vernon
  • penned
  • plantation
  • slavery
  • stercorary
  • troops

Materials

  • copies of Farmer George Plants a Nation by Peggy Thomas
  • yellow and green index cards
  • chart paper
  • markers
  • pens
  • paper

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