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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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  • Defense of a Nation: Maryland's Role in the War of 1812 - A Teacher's Guide

    This guide serves as a single-source text and reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812, and the role that Marylanders played. It is especially organized for teachers of pre- and post-secondary grade levels.Information provided in this guide will help make teaching this important history easy and accessible. The guide presents the major players in the war, its major battles, direct quotes from eyewitnesses, and information on additional resources.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Education, History, Maritime History, Military and Wartime History, Naval History, U.S. First Ladies, U.S. Presidents, War of 1812
    National/State Standards:
    Historical Investigation, Use of Primary Source Documents, American History
    Keywords:
    war of 1812, Star-Spangled Banner, Star-Spangled Banner Flag, National Anthem, Francis Scott Key, Battle of Baltimore, baltimore, Chesapeake, Chesapeake Campaign, Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore National Heritage area, Fort McHenry
  • Photograph of the one-room Potter School

    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. 

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Education, Family Life, French and Indian War
  • Illustration of Washington building Fort Necessity

    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.   

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, French and Indian War, U.S. Presidents
  • Painting of Washington during the Battle at the Monongahela

    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.   

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, French and Indian War, U.S. Presidents
  • George Washington at Fort Necessity

    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:
    Seventh Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, French and Indian War, U.S. Presidents
  • Painting of workers doing several jobs to build the National Road

    In “Traveling the National Road (Construction of the National Road)” students will learn how the road was constructed, what tools were used, and what some of the difficulties were.  The teacher background information provides a concise two page overview of the construction.

    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 2 and contains teacher background, a student reading

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Geography, Transportation, Westward Expansion
  • Bombed building in Quebec, 1759

    “How Did the War Progress?” Unit 4 of the Teacher’s Education Kit “The French and Indian War: 1754-1763” has the students study the major battles and events of the war.  The unit's one lesson is a time line of events.

    “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
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