• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

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"The French and Indian War 1754-1763" has eight units that teach about George Washington and the French and Indian War that are targeted for 4th – 6th grade students.

"Traveling the National Road" has ten units about the National Road that are targeted for 3rd grade students.

"Becoming George Washington" has five units that teach students using George Washington's own words.

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    The French and Indian War 1754-1763: Unit 1 – Who Were the People Involved?

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    Becoming George Washington: Unit 2: Young George Washington Grade 7-12

    Becoming George Washington: Unit 2: Young George Washington Grade 7-12

    By studying young George Washington’s writings as a 16-year-old surveyor and writings from his first military trip five years later students will learn about his character and ambitions. The lesson will also help dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about Washington. Students will be introduced to a young man who is strong, brave and ready to make a name for himself.

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    Becoming George Washington: Unit 3: Becoming a Leader Grade 4-6

    Becoming George Washington: Unit 3: Becoming a Leader Grade 4-6

    Historian Don Higginbotham said, “It would be hard to exaggerate the significance of the French and Indian War in the life and fortunes of George Washington.” Students study George Washington during the Fort Necessity campaign and the Braddock campaign looking at his writings, maps, images and a timeline.

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    Becoming George Washington: Unit 4: Becoming a Leader Grade 7-12

    Becoming George Washington: Unit 4: Becoming a Leader Grade 7-12

    Historian Don Higginbotham said, “It would be hard to exaggerate the significance of the French and Indian War in the life and fortunes of George Washington.” Students study George Washington during the Fort Necessity campaign and the Braddock campaign looking at his writings, maps, images and a timeline.

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    How Children Learned in the Past – Background Information

    How Children Learned in the Past – Background Information

    This packet contains information that teachers and parents can use to familiarize students with their upcoming field trip or reinforce their learning after their visit to Fort Necessity.

Did You Know?

Washington at Fort Necessity

George Washington was not in command of the Virginia Regiment when they left Williamsburg in 1754. Colonel Joshua Frye died after a fall from his horse early in the expedition. Washington received a field promotion from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel and assumed command.