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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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  • Join or Die cartoon

    “How Did the War Set the Stage for the American Revolution?” Unit 6 of the Teacher’s Education Kit “The French and Indian War: 1754-1763” has the students read a student reading that teaches four ways the French and Indian War set the stage for the American Revolution.  The students also learn about the “Join or Die” logo.

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Colonial History, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War
  • A painting of a Conestoga wagon with the wagoner riding one of the horses

    In “Traveling the National Road (Workers Along the National Road)” students will learn what types of jobs were found along the National Road.

    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 5 and contains teacher background, a student reading and two activities.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Transportation, Westward Expansion
  • British soldier, American Indian warrior and French soldier

    “Who Were the People Involved?” Unit 1 of the Teacher’s Education Kit “The French and Indian War: 1754-1763” has the students learn where the French and British colonies were located and the location of the disputed land where many American Indian nations lived.  The unit has two lessons with a mapping activity and research activity.

    “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, Geography
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Traveling the National Road  - Unit 8: Occupation Cards

    Illustration of a blacksmith hammering

    In “Traveling the National Road (Occupation Cards)” students will learn about 14 different occupations associated with the National Road.  Each occupation is linked to a person in the biography card section.

    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 8 and contains 14 occupation cards (student readings) and three activities.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Immigration, Slavery, Transportation, U.S. Presidents, Westward Expansion
  • Painting of a stagecoach and a Conestoga wagon on a National Road bridge

    In “Traveling the National Road (Travelers and Transportation on the National Road)” students will learn about Conestoga wagons, stagecoaches, drovers and emigrants.

    The “Traveling the National Road” teacher’s guide is broken into ten units and is targeted for 3rd grade students.  This is unit 3 and contains teacher background, two student readings and three activities.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Geography, Immigration, Transportation, Westward Expansion
  • The French and Indian War: 1754-1763 Teacher’s Education Kit

    This teacher’s education kit is geared for 4th-6th grade students.  It is a comprehensive study of the French and Indian War and George Washington’s participation.
    The 20-page Teacher’s Background covers the topic and includes three maps.

    There are 18 Lesson Plans covering George Washington, the Battle at Fort Necessity, the French and Indian War and how the French and Indian War set the Stage for the American Revolution.

    The 27 Biography Cards put a human face on the history.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War
    National/State Standards:
    National History Standards - K-4: Topic 2: 3A, 3B, 3D, 3E; K-4 Topic 3: 4A, 4B, 4C, 5A, 6A; US Era 2: 1A, 1B, 2A; US Era 3: 1A, 1C; World Era 6: 4A
  • Illustration of the Dunlap's Creek Iron Bridge in Brownsville, PA

    In “Traveling the National Road (Historic Site Cards)” students will learn about 7 historic sites associated with the National Road in Pennsylvania that are still standing today.  The importance of each historic site is discussed.

    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 9 and contains 7 historic site cards (student readings) and three activities.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Transportation, Westward Expansion
  • A painting of stagecoach horses being spooked by the new form of transportation, the train

    In “Traveling the National Road (Decline and Rebirth of the National Road)” students will learn about the decline of the National Road as the railroad takes over as the main form of transportation and the road's later rebirth as cars start to use it.

    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 6 and contains teacher background, a student reading and two activities.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Transportation, Westward Expansion
  • George Washington on the cover of the Teacher's Resource Guide

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, French and Indian War, U.S. Presidents
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Becoming George Washington: Unit 5: Analyzing Documents

    Photograph of Washington’s “Remarks” document

    This lesson plan helps students understand how to analyze primary source materials using four writings from Washington’s life and a portrait of Washington.  Teachers can have students participate in a Document-Based Questions activity.  Additionally more information about the “remarks” that Washington made on his French and Indian War activities is included.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, French and Indian War, History, U.S. Presidents
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