General George Washington, Military Leader

Grade Range: 2-6
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Primary Source
Duration: 45 Minutes
Date Posted: 4/30/2010

Use artifacts and a historical letter to discuss George Washington’s leadership during the War of Independence and the qualities of great leaders. This lesson plan, which includes background information, full color primary sources, and a transcript of a letter about George Washington, was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies

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