- George Washington was the first president of the United States.
- It is not a fact that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. His biographer, Mason Weems, made this up to illustrate how honest Washington was in dealing with people. It is a fact that Washington was an honest person.
- He is known as “The Father of our Country.”
- Washington is known for being “First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
TEACHING UNIT ON GEORGE WASHINGTON:
- Short biography on Washington that students can read plus free printable worksheets (These were written by an experienced teacher and are free for teachers and homeschooling parents.)
- FREE online test for George Washington (also printable)
- The Story of George Washington by Patricia A. Pingry. Great for ages 2-6.
- George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora. Great for ages 4-8.
- George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President (DK Series) by Justine Korman and Ron Fontes. Great for ages 5-8.
- George Washinton by Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire. Great for ages 5-11.
- George Washington and the General’s Dog (Step Into Reading) by Murphy. Great for ages 6-8
- A Picture Book of George Washington by David A. Adler. Great for ages 7-10.
- George Washington (History Maker Bios Series) by Candice F. Ransom. Great for ages 7-10.
- George Washington by Cheryl Harness. Great for ages 8-10.
- George Washington: A Photographic Story of a Life (DK Series) by Lenny Hort. Great for ages 9-12.
- Our Country’s Presidents: All You Need to Know About the Presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama by Ann Bausum. Great for ages 9-12.
- George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B. Allen. Great for ages 10-12.
- George Washington’s World by Geneviev Foster and Joanna Foster. Great for ages 12 and up. Contains world history.
CHILDREN’S DVD’S & VIDEOS:
- George Washington: Great Americans for Children Series – DVD by Schlessinger Media
- Presidents 2-DVD Special – Abraham Lincoln and George Washington by Nest Learning System
- Presidents Day DVD ( Holidays for Children DVD Series) by Library Video Company
- Read George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz. Make “hoecakes” for the children.