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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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  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Becoming George Washington Unit 1

    Young George Washington Teacher's Resource Guide

    Guiding Question: What do you know about George Washington? What does his 1748 writing tell us about him as a young surveyor? What can we learn about how he has changed from his 1753 writing on a dangerous military trip?

    Student objectives: Students will,
    , List what they know about Washington, correcting items on their list as they research the man
    , Analyze his 1748 writing as a surveyor
    , List three ways he has changed by reading his 1753 writing on a military mission

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • The original surrender document from the Battle of Fort Necessity with George Washingtion's signature

    Guiding Question: What was George Washington's 1753 mission? How was Washington involved in the war? What was the confusion surrounding the surrender document at Fort Necessity? How did Benjamin Franklin help General Braddock?

    Student Objectives:
    ·List three facts about Washington 1753 trip to Fort LeBoeuf
    ·List one event from the Battle at Fort Necessity, Braddock's campaign, and Forbes' campaign
    ·Identify the word in the Fort Necessity document that upset the British

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • The “Join or Die” cartoon that was developed during the French and Indian War.

    Guiding Question: How did the French and Indian War set the stage for the American Revolution? What experience had the colonists gained? How had the political situation changed?

    Student Objectives: Students will,
    ,        List four ways the French and Indian War affected the American Revolution
    ,        List one way the American Revolution affected the American Indians
    ,        List one reason the "Join or Die" logo become popular during the American Revolution

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • Washington building Fort Necessity

    Guiding Question: How did Washington's experience in the French and Indian War prepare him for his role as a military leader?

    Student objectives: Students will,
    , List what kind of leader Washington was at the Battle at Fort Necessity and the Battle of the Monongahela using his own writings
    , List the emotions Washington wrote about at the Battle of the Monongahela
    , List three ways the French and Indian War prepared Washington for the role of military leader

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Social Studies
  • Drawing of American Indian Scarouady

    “Biography Cards” Unit 7 of the Teacher’s Education Kit “The French and Indian War: 1754-1763” has 27 different biography cards for the students to read.

    Guiding Questions: Who participated in the French and Indian War? What was interesting about their lives? How did the war affect them?

    Students will be able to:
    List the name of a person associated with the French and Indian War
    List two interesting facts about the person
    List how the person was associated with the French and Indian War

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Traveling the National Road  - Unit 7: Biography Cards

    Illustration of travelers being greeted by the tavern keeper’s wife as they arrive

    In “Traveling the National Road (Biography Cards)” students will learn about 14 different people associated with the National Road.  Each person has a different occupation and is linked to an occupation card.

    The “Traveling the National Road” teacher’s guide is broken into ten units and is targeted for 3rd grade students.  Each unit can be completed independently.  This is unit 7 and contains 14 biography cards (student readings) and two activities.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Immigration, Slavery, Transportation, U.S. Presidents, Westward Expansion
  • A drawing of the American Indian Scarouady

    “Biography Cards” Unit 7 of the Teacher’s Education Kit “The French and Indian War: 1754-1763” has 27 different biography cards for the students to read.  There are nine American Indian biographies, nine French and nine British. The biography cards help the students understand the individuals involved in the conflict and help make the history come alive.

    “The French and Indian War 1754-1763” is broken into eight units and a Teacher Background.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Colonial History, French and Indian War
  • Map of North America 1763

    “How Did the Conflict End?” Unit 5 of the Teacher’s Education Kit “The French and Indian War: 1754-1763” has the students study the Treaty of Paris and the outcomes of the French and Indian War, including Pontiac’s rebellion and the Proclamation of 1763.

    “The French and Indian War 1754-1763” is broken into eight units and a Teacher Background.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Colonial History, French and Indian War
  • Photograph of the toll rates that were posted outside the tollhouses

    In “Traveling the National Road (Other Activities and Appendix)” students will participate in three math activities, one using the toll rates and two using the distances on the mile markers. The appendix has a timeline, bibliography, list of vocabulary and a word search

    The “Traveling the National Road” teacher’s guide is broken into ten units and is targeted for 3rd grade students.  Each unit can be completed independently.  This is unit 10 and contains three activities and an appendix.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Transportation, Westward Expansion
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