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History & Social Studies

George Washington Unit

Although many people know that Washington was the first President of the United States, very few actually know what he accomplished during his presidency. This unit provides resources for students who are learning about this time in history and shows the challenges he faced and how he overcame those challenges. This is a complete unit on George Washington's Presidency. It includes video links, a project assessment (a blog post), and outline notes for the unit.
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George Washington Unit
  • Travis Phelps says:
    This rubric clearly articulates expectations for students makes the project easy to grade for the teacher. It is thus beneficial to both teachers and students.
  • Travis Phelps says:
    These outline notes for information on the Washington Presidency help the teacher and the student understand exactly what is the relevant material for this unit.
  • Travis Phelps says:
    This is a video on Washington’s handling of the Whiskey Rebellion and why it set a precedent for future presidents. Students might not see the relevance of studying such an event, but this video will demonstrate why this important event needs to be understood.
  • Travis Phelps says:
    This is a link to a blog post assignment on the Washington Presidency. This gives students autonomy in deciding which topic they will investigate; this element of "voice and choice" gives students heightened levels of motivation.
  • Travis Phelps says:
    This website from PBS about The Whiskey Rebellion is a great resource because it gives students just the right amount of information: enough to learn the topic, but not too much to become overwhelmed. It is perfect for students grades 6-12.
  • Travis Phelps says:
    This is a video on the presidency of George Washington. It clearly describes what happened during his presidency, and why his eight years in office are considered essential to understanding the nation.
  • Jay's Treaty

    Website
    mountvernon.org
    mountvernon.org
    Travis Phelps says:
    Like other websites in this unit, this website from Mount Vernon is a great resource because it gives students just the right amount of information: enough to learn the topic, but not too much to become overwhelmed. It is perfect for students grades 6-12.