Grade 1

What Made People Think George Washington Was a Good Leader?

Historians ask questions. In this lesson, students will use inquiry to discover what made people at the time think George Washington would be a good president. While we start off looking at General Washington, we also look at von Steuben as another example of a leader. Students will then be asked to use evidence to answer the mystery question: "What made people think George Washington would be a good leader?”

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