Awaken the curiosity, fun, and adventure in your homeschool—learn from (and all about)
"The Greatest Character of the Age"
Day 1: Who Was George Washington?
Day 2: People and Places in George Washington's Life
Day 3: The Accomplishments of George Washington
Day 4: Lessons to Learn From George Washington
Day 5: Remembering George Washington
There's so much to discover about this favorite American soldier and President! Wouldn't it be a perfect month to let the learning sparks fly and add a little week-long celebration in honor of him to your studies? Perhaps even plan a party!
From his efforts to throw a rock all the way across the river to his persistent battle for freedom, George Washington has become someone who is much admired. Do you remember the legend of George Washington and the cherry tree? It's perhaps one of the first familiar character lessons young children learn.
"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." —George Washington
"Why do I include "real" people in my unit studies? Whether they are scientists, politicians, inventors, historians, explorers, artists, or historical figures, they help your children see the topic in terms that they can relate to; “real people who actually lived," as our kids would say. Always begin with the childhood of the people who are connected to a unit study when you can, it gives your children something that they can picture so well." —Amanda B.
Here’s what homeschooling parents are saying about George Washington:
“Children can learn so much from people in history, and George Washington is one of the best examples . . . Amanda gives you a quick-glance sheet of what to expect and what you will be learning day by day . . . she draws out each day what you are to look up, find, and research, what to draw, and what to place in the lapbook and what to discuss with your children. Then to top it all off, she gives you ideas for family fun activities to do at the end of the week to wrap up the lesson and really make it stick . . . If you love unit studies, love to do a little research, and just love to dive into a subject for a short-term project, then this George Washington Download N Go™ unit study by Amanda Bennett is just the package for you.”
— Kristin Nitz, Santa Ana, CA
“. . . this “DNG” is way more extensive than what Asrat’s official first and second grade social studies gave us on that great man. Reading through the lesson, I found it very thorough, full of all the information one would need to make a good study of Washington . . . One of the reasons I like these so much is that they are a great way to review information and cement it into a child’s mind, and this DNG lapbook accomplishes that purpose. I’m really looking forward to working through this lesson with Asrat and Gebre as a supplement to their social studies. . . . ”
— Margaret Delle, Latrobe, PA
“George Washington rocks. There’s no other way around it. He was a fantastic military commander, the first Commander-in-Chief and President of the new America, and yet he was a humble, Christian servant who longed to return to his farm. How do I know all this? I just read through Amanda Bennett’s Download N Go™ unit study on General George Washington. In just five short days you will learn about the man himself, how he grew up, his accomplishments, and in the process, you can teach your children many life-building, character-enhancing traits (leadership, honesty, integrity, courage, perseverance) that every child (and adult, for that matter) should know . . . I can’t think of a better way to learn about him than through this new unit study. “
— Meredith Duke, Liberty Hill, TX