On December 29, 1787, George Washington had a very special surprise for guests at Mount Vernon. A Camel came for a visit! This reading passage shares information on customs and traditions of the holiday season during Colonial times and the visit of the camel. Additionally, there is a Did You Know? fun fact section, comprehension questions, a map skill activity and the teacher page with several links of interest.
Part of my new series: Unusual Stories about Presidents!
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3. Calvin Coolidge and the Pennsylvania Zoo. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Calvin-Coolidge-and-the-Pennsylvania-Avenue-Zoo-A-Reading-Passage-6544021
1. Learn about Martha Washington with this informative Reader”s Theater Script: