George Washington

by Mary Ann Kelley
TheHomeSchoolMom President Resources: George Washington

Portrait by Gilbert Stuart; Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [LC-USZ62-117116 DLC]

Presidential Facts about George Washington

George Washington was the 1st President of the United States and served 2 terms, from 1789 to 1797.

Vice President - John Adams

Born - February 22,1732

Died - December 14, 1799

First Lady - Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

Party - Federalist

George Washington is from Virginia.

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George Washington and Executive Power   (M,O,T)
From the Center for Civic Education. Lesson plan for students grades 7-12

The Papers of George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
Primary source documents from the University of Virginia

George Washington paper at the Library of Congress  (Y,M,O,T)
From The Library of Congress

George Washington   (Y,M,O,T)
From Biography.com

George Washington Famous Quotes  (Y,M,O,T)
From Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com. The site offers helo to cite quotes using MLA format.

Patriotic Quotes: George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From USA-Patriotism.com. The site claims to be non-political and interested in promoting patriotism through love and pride of America's citizens.

George Washington Timeline  (Y,M,O,T)
From Mount Vernon.org. A helpful tool for students completing biographical reports or projects.

George Washington  (M,O)
PDF study guide from BIO.classroom for middle and high school students.

George Washington  (Y,M)
From History.com

Biography about George Washington  (Y,M)
Specifically written for kids.

George Washington's 110 Rules of Civility   (Y,M,O,T)
From Washington Publishers.com. According tot he website, when George Washington was fourteen-years-old he was given a list of "110 rules"--rules to live by, Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior.

American President George Washington (1732 - 1799)  (O)
From the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. Information and critical essays involving the man who could have been a king but refused a crown and saved a republic.

Historic Kenmore Plantation  (Y,M,O,T)
From the George Washington Foundation, Kenmore Plantation, was built by Gerge Washington's sister Betty and her husband. George Washington spent a lot of time visiting the Frederiskburg area and the plantation. The Georgian-style, brick mansion reflects the pre-Revolutionary-War wealth and status of the Washingtons. Re-enactors are on hand one Saturday of each month for those interested in meeting the first President in person.

George Washington Quotes  (Y,M,O,T)
From Brainy Quote.com. No report of the first President would be complete without a quote.

Portraits of the President: George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From the National Portrait Gallery

George Washington's Ferry Farm  (Y,M,O,T)
Run by the George Washington Foudation, Ferry Farm, is known at George Washington's childhood home. Archeological excavation continues to this day. Camps and field trips are held for children throughout the year.

George Washington's Tomb  (Y,M,O,T)
Located on the Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria, Virginia. The original burial vault was falling apart, so a brick tomb was built to replace it. Washington and his wife and other family members are buried with him.

George Washington's Mount Vernon  (Y,M,O,T)
George Washington called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. Visitors are given docent guided tours of the Mansion. There are more than a dozen original structures, Washington's Tomb, and nearly 50 acres of the plantation visitors can tour on their own. The estate has a working blacksmith shop and the Pioneer Farm, a 4-acre demonstration farm with a reconstructed slave cabin and 16-sided treading barn. Mount Vernon claims to be the most popular historic estate in the United States.

President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech (1789)  (Y,M,O,T)
From OurDocuments.gov

Ten Fun Facts About George Washington That You May Never Have Known  (Y,M,O,T)
From TheFreeResource.com

George Washington Craft  (Y,M,O,T)
DLTK's Crafts for Kids. This is a fun and easy color, cut and paste craft that uses a toilet paper roll as a base to give the finished craft a three dimensional effect.

The Health and Medical History of President George Washington   (Y,M,O,T)
Although Washington was physically strong, he was not the indomitable human force that popular history paints. He was often sick, particularly with infections. These were serious infections, many of them life-threatening.

Liberty Kids: George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
Liberty's Kids is Funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through funds from the U.S. Department of Education.

George Washington's World for Kids  (Y,M)
From the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.

George Washington Themes  (Y,M,O,T)
From A to Z teacher Stuff

George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From Garden of Praise: free educational materials.

President George Washington Learning Games and Activities for Kids   (Y,M,O,T)
Stories, Color Pages, Biography, Trivia, Puzzles, Word Search, Timeline & Book Reviews. From Apples4theteacher.com

George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From Social Studies for Kids.com

George Washington: Father of Our Country   (Y)
From Pocantico Hills school.

Washington Cake  (Y,M,O,T)
Adapted from The Ladies' New Book of Cookery: Practical System for Private Families in Town and Country by Sarah Josepha Hale. New York: H.Long & Brothers, 1852.

American President: An Online Reference Resource  (Y,M,O,T)
George Washington resources from the Miller Center at the University of Virginia

George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From White House.gov

Presidents: Life Portraits (George Washington)  (Y,M,O,T)
A Site to Complement C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits

George Washington: The Living Symbol  (O)
This lesson plan for grades 9-12 from EDsitement.

George Washington Unit Study  (O)
For grades 8-12, from the Library of Congress

Washington's Inaugural Address  ()
From the National Archives, this page includes links to both a transcription and digital images of the original speech.

Meet George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Library of Congress

George Washington at the Internet Library  (Y,M,O,T)
Facts, Cabinet members, historical events, election results and more

George Washington Lives - on the Internet  (Y,M,O,T)
From Education World.com

Mount Vernon Virtual Tour  (Y,M,O,T)
Take a virtual tour of Mount Vernon, Virginia, George Washington's home

Rare Facts and Curious Truths about George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From MountVernon.org

Valley Forge and George Washington  (M,O,T)
Learn the story of Valley Forge and about George Washington's unmatched leadership abilities.

George Washington in Williamsburg  (T)
From the official Colonial Williamsburg site, History.org

George Washington Smithsonian Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
Designed to enhance history and social studies curricula, these activities and lesson plans will introduce your students to some of the events and issues that shaped George Washington's life.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument  (Y,M,O,T)
From the National Park service. Website includes teacher and student resources as well as history and little know facts about the area.

Longfellow National Historic Site  (Y,M,O,T)
Longfellow National Historic Site is the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of the world's foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776.The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

Washington Monument  (Y,M,O,T)
The most prominent, as well as one of the older, attractions in Washington, D.C. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence, and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, 555' 5/8" high, and averages 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather. It was finished on December 6, 1884.

George Washington Resources  (Y,M,O,T)
A teacher resource guide to studying George Washington and his impact on the formation of the United States.

George Washington  (Y,M,O,T)
From EasyFunSchool.com

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