American President George Washington (1732–1799)
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.
American President: An Online Reference Resource
George Washington resources from the Miller Center at the University of Virginia
Fabulous February Favorites: George Washington
Resources from Educational Technology Center
George Washignton's World for Kids
From the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.
George Washigton Themes
From A to Z teacher Stuff
From White House.gov
PDF study guide from Bio4Kids for elementary school students.
PDF study guide from BIO.classroom for middle and high school students.
From Garden of Praise: free educational materials.
From Social Studies for Kids.com
George Washington at the Internet Library
Facts, Cabinet members, historical events, election results and more
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
From the National Park service. Website includes teacher and student resources as well as history and little know facts about the area.
George Washington Craft
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.
George Washington Famous Quotes
From Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com. The site offers helo to cite quotes using MLA format.
George Washington in Williamsburg
From the official Colonial Williamsburg site, History.org
George Washington Lives - on the Internet
From Education World.com
George Washington paper at the Library of Congress
From The Library of Congress
George Washington Quotes
From Brainy Quote.com. No report of the first President would be complete without a quote.
George Washington Resources
A teacher resource guide to studying George Washington and his impact on the formation of the United States.
George Washington Smithsonian Resources
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 Timeline
From Mount Vernon.org. A helpful tool for students completing biographical reports or projects.
George Washington Unit Study
For grades 8-12, from the Library of Congress
George Washington's 110 Rules of Civility
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.
George Washington's Ferry Farm
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 Mount Vernon
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.
George Washington's Tomb
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: Father of Our Country
From Pocantico Hills school.
George Washington: The Living Symbol
This lesson plan for grades 9-12 from EDsitement.
Historic Kenmore Plantation
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.
Learning about George Washington
Specifically written for kids.
Learning About George Washington Educational Resources
From the University of Virginia, this site offers over 135,000 copies of manuscripts dealing with the life of George Washington. Included are primary materials and lessons for teachers for use with their classes.
Liberty Kids: George Washignton
Liberty's Kids is Funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
through funds from the U.S. Department of Education.
Longfellow National Historic Site
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.
Meet George Washington
From the Library of Congress
Mount Vernon Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of Mount Vernon, Virginia, George Washington's home
Patriotic Quotes: George Washington
From USA-Patriotism.com. The site claims to be non-political and interested in promoting patriotism through love and pride of America's citizens.
Portraits of the President: George Washington
From the National Portrait Gallery
President George Washington Learning Games and Activities for Kids
Stories, Color Pages, Biography, Trivia, Puzzles, Word Search, Timeline & Book Reviews. From Apples4theteacher.com
President George Washington's First Inaugural Speech (1789)
Presidents: Life Portraits (George Washington)
A Site to Complement C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits
Rare Facts and Curious Truths about George Washington
Ten Fun Facts About George Washington That You May Never Have Known
The Electoral Count for the Presidential Election of 1789
From the Papers of George Washington
The Health and Medical History of President George Washington
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.
The Papers of George Washington
Primary source documents from the University of Virginia
Valley Forge and George Washington
Learn the story of Valley Forge and about George Washington's unmatched leadership abilities.
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.
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.
Washington's Inaugural Address
From the National Archives, this page includes links to both a transcription and digital images of the original speech.