Key words include:
- Fort Necessity
- George Washington
- Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Robert Dinwiddie
- Fort Duquesne
- Battle at Great Meadow
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Why the French military settled into the Ohio Valley.
- Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, Robert Dinwiddie’s urgent need for a volunteer to take a message to the French.
- Facts about George Washington’s early life.
- Washington’s dilemma at Fort Duquesne.
- The battle at Great Meadow.
- The importance of the volley fired that, “set the world in flames.”
Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
- What role did an unknown soldier named George Washington play that led to the start of the French and Indian War?
**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 2 of Road to Revolution Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 28-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: Conflict in the Ohio River Valley
Lesson 2: Fort Necessity
Lesson 3: Albany Plan of Union (Congress)
Lesson 4: French and Indian War
Lesson 5: Proclamation Act of 1763
Lesson 6: Sugar Act and Stamp Act
Lesson 7: Townshend Act and Quartering Act
Lesson 8: The Boston Massacre
Lesson 9: The Boston Tea Party
Lesson 10: Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)
Lesson 11: Lexington and Concord
UNIT: Road to Revolution
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