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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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  • 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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