Written by contributor Lauren of Mama’s Learning Corner
For hundreds of years, George Washington was considered the most honored figure in US History to the American people. Because of his contributions to our freedom, we honor him every third Monday in February.
Are you and your children learning about George Washington over the next few weeks? Here are some educational and fun resources to add to your unit study.
Brief History of George Washington’s Birthday and President’s Day – National Archives
This is a concise and informative article on Washington’s birthday and who the United States is actually celebrating the third Monday of February each year.
Portraits of Washington – Portraits of the Presidents
Several portraits of George Washington
Washington’s Rules of Civility – Colonial Williamsburg History
Washington’s Rules of Civility, which he wrote prior to the age of 16!
George Washington Lap Book – Lapbook Lessons
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for several printable lapbook ideas
George Washington Notebooking Pages – Activity Village
Several styles of Washington notebooking pages
George Washington Printable Mini-Ebook – Teaching Resource Center
George Washington Firsts, Facts and Onlys’ Mini-ebook
Tribute to George Washington Treat Table – Jacolyn Murphy
Such a creative idea! This would be a great idea to implement at the end of a unit study of Washington.
George Washington Paper Plate Craft – The First Grade Parade
Instructions for making a cute, simple paper plate craft of Washington.
George Washington’s World for Kids
After researching George for a couple of hours, I finally stumbled upon this interactive site, all about our great Founding Father. It’s fun to play and has so many interesting facts!
If you’re interested in more George Washington resources for a unit study, follow this Patriotic Homeschool Pinterest Board. It includes several other links to books and ideas for a Washington Unit Study.
Lauren Hill is the homeschooling mama of 4 little ones, ages 6 to 13 months. In her free time (haha!) she blogs about all things laundry and creates printable worksheets for the pre-K to 2nd grade crowd. Follow Lauren on Pinterest.
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Thanks for the great links!
Woohoo! Thanks so much. My son is doing a report on George Washington and presenting it. Do you know how much easier you just made my life?!
Wonderful we’ll be getting to him soon enough.
Thank you so much for posting my GW treat table. I just did one for Abe Lincoln http://jacolynmurphy.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-birthday-mr-president.html
Happy Presidents’ weekend!