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George Washington

  1. 1. By: Megan Arvin<br />George Washington<br />
  2. 2. Standards:<br />1.1.4 Identify local people from the past who have shown honesty, courage and responsibility.<br />1.1.5 Identify people and events observed in national celebrations and holidays.<br />Indicators<br />
  3. 3. When was George Washington born?<br />Why was he chosen as out first president?<br />Was anyone else considered for the job?<br />What are some fun facts that many may not know about our first president?<br />Why was George Washington considered one of our greatest presidents?<br />Questions<br />
  4. 4. Background Information<br />February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799<br />First president of the United States<br />Served from 1789–1797 <br />United States General In the Revolutionary War<br />Birthplace: Wakefield, Virginia<br />
  5. 5. Background Information Continued <br />Married: (January 6, 1759) Mrs. Martha Dandridge Custis<br />Political Party: Federalist <br />
  6. 6. Had no running mate<br />First and Only president to be chosen unanimously.<br />Age at Inauguration: 57<br />Only President inaugurated in 2 cities - New York and Philadelphia <br />Our First President<br />
  7. 7. Some Fun Facts<br />George Washington only went to school until the 6th grade.<br />He had wooden teeth<br />He stayed with his men at Valley Forge, even though he could have had food, shelter, and warmth.<br />His photograph is on the quarter and the dollar bill<br />
  8. 8. Expressive Arts- Coloring pages. Students could even listen to songs about George Washington, and other presidents. Then they could write their own songs. <br />Language Arts- Students could use the coloring pages they have colored and write a short story about George Washington. <br />Activities <br />
  9. 9. Math-Use his birthday to figure out how old he would be if he were still living today.<br />Science-During the Revolutionary War George Washington and his troops were stranded in the wilderness at Valley Forge during the dead of winter. Discuss what these brave men needed for survival. <br />Activities Contiued<br />
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