Who Was George Washington?

Contributor: Nichole Brooker. Lesson ID: 11060

George Washington is known as the father of America. That's a lot of children! He was an amazing general and a humble man. His face is everywhere, from money to Mt. Rushmore! Learn more now!


United States

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

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • 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 slightly different in 1789 than now, but that is still quite a feat! Find out what other contributions Mr. Washington lent to the history of the United States!

George Washington's life and contributions to U.S. history.

  • What do you already know about George Washington?

List the facts you already know about George Washington. (No Googling!).

George Washington was America's first president. You probably already knew that, but you may not have known that HE decided to only serve for two terms, which set the precedent of a two-term limit.

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

Watch the following video to learn more.

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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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