This paired text social studies unit focuses on helping students answer this Big Question: What was the first United States president like? This unit contains two lessons and a unit assessment. Each lesson includes teacher support pages, a dictionary, a reading selection, and a variety of written and oral activities, including reading comprehension, close reading, vocabulary, and text-based writing activities. The reading selections in this unit are: The Generals and Their Dogs (Level O) and The Legend of the Cherry Tree (Level O). An answer key is also included.