George Washington Mini-lesson

Lesson Plan

This mini-lesson looks at the variety of roles that George Washington played in America's early years. From commanding the Continental Army, to presiding over the Constitutional Convention, to setting the standard for the American presidency, Washington led the way.   


  • Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
  • Trace the impact of significant events that surrounded the founding of the United States.
  • Big Ideas: military leadership, President of Constitutional Convention, setting precedents as first president, executive branch, presidential cabinet


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