Are you looking for a fun way to teach area and perimeter with an added bonus of learning about the history of America's first president, George Washington and his Mount Vernon home, too? This set includes 119 pages of math and social studies materials.
Students are challenged to design and plant gardens with different types of crops used by George Washington, computing the area and perimeter as they go. This set of 8 math lessons really make student think. SMART Board files also accompany the lessons.
I love this unit because it is fun, teaches a bit of history, and is a perfect way to reinforce the multiplication using the area model and students will be doing lots of addition as they compute the perimeter of George Washington's various gardens.
You will also receive a PowerPoint slideshow of George Washington's real gardens and his Mount Vernon estate grounds. I took these photos while living on the estate grounds as part of the Mount Vernon Teacher Institute. If you teach social studies, apply for this incredible opportunity! You won't be sorry you did.
*12 Student Worksheets, Pre and Post Assessments and all Answer Keys
*7 pages of SMART Board files to accompany the lessons
*2 PowerPoint Slide Shows & PDF Handout Versions with captions: (87 slides total)
*Mount Vernon Garden Information and Photos (27 slides)
*Ideas for differentiation & extension
*CCSS Math: Common Core Math Standard correlations
*Technology links for math and social studies for extension and enrichment
Background for these lessons
During the summer of 2010, I attended the week-long Mount Vernon Teacher Institute, chosen one of two teachers to represent the state of Oregon. While there, we lived on the grounds of Mount Vernon and received world-class instruction on the subject of George Washington, Mount Vernon, and the history of the time.
One of the institute requirements was to create a lesson plan. My lesson plan, The Gardens of George Washington, won the Elementary Lesson Plan of the Year. These lessons helps you integrate history with your math lessons. I have taught these lessons for two years with incredible success. During that time, I changed and modified the lessons to include SMART Board lessons, worksheets, answer keys, pre and post assessments, slide shows, ideas for differentiation, common core correlations, and technology links for enrichment which are included in your purchase.
Learn some history of our first president while learning math. Enjoy!
More Mount Vernon Slideshows with Real Photos
• 50 Slide PPT Slideshow of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Estate
• The Gardens of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Estate
(Included in this set)