We all know George Washington...Commander of the Continental Army, President of the Constitutional Convention...First President...the list goes on and on! Who was George Washington, as a man, husband, farmer, slave owner, and step-grandfather? Your students will get to know George Washington on a deeper level with these primary source centers.
This resource is appropriate for students in grades 5 and 6.
Contents of this unit:
Tips for Teachers
Student Response Sheet with Answer Key
Center 1: Runaway Slave Advertisement Maryland Gazette,
August 20, 1761
Center 2: G. Washington Portrait, 1782
Center 3: Letter from George Washington to Martha Washington,
Center 4: George Washington’s Last Will and Testament, 1799
Center 5: Letter from George Washington to Robert Cary and Company, 1762
Center 6: The Washington Family Portrait, 1798
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