Who Was George Washington?

Contributor: Nichole Brooker. Lesson ID: 11060

George Washington is known as the father of our country; that's a lot of children! He was an amazing general and a humble man. His face is everywhere, from your pocket to Mt. Rushmore! Learn more now!


United States

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


You probably already know that George Washington was the first president of the United States, but did you know he was the only president elected unanimously twice? The voting process was a bit different in 1789 than it is now, but that is still quite a feat! Find out what other contributions Mr. Washington lent to our rich history!

George Washington's life and contributions to US history.

  • What do you already know about George Washington?

Make a list of the facts you already know about George Washington. This should only be what you know and notwhat you look up (no googling!).

George Washington was our first president. You probably already knew that, but did you know that HE decided that he would only serve for two terms, and that is what set up the precedent of a two-term limit?

  • Did you know he was the ONLY president in our history who didn't live in the White House?

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Now that you have learned some interesting facts about Mr. Washington, get ready to do some writing in the Got It? section!

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