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George Washington Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Teach your students about George Washington with this lesson plan. Students read a text lesson to gain background knowledge, then watch and discuss a video lesson examining his leadership. Extend learning with an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • outline George Washington's presidency
  • describe George Washington's leadership in the Continental Army
  • identify the significance of George Washington in historical terms
  • compare and contrast primary and secondary source documents related to Washington's leadership

Length:

  • 1 hour

Materials

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

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