Thursday, February 3, 2011

DNG Review: George Washington

It's February! The birth-month of our very first President of the United States! Now is a great time to learn more about George Washington, and what better way than using this Download N Go?!

Download N Go units are 5-day studies, designed specifically for grades K-4. Each unit is filled with information; weblinks to information, interactive websites, and video clips; worksheets/notebooking pages; lapbook elements; and a fairly extensive list of book suggestions.

While studying about George Washington, we learned about his childhood, his life as a military man, and his presidency. Since my younger brother was born on George Washington's birthday, I think President Washington has always held a special place in our hearts.

The daily objectives for the George Washington Download N Go are:

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

We learned the story of young George Washington "cutting down the cherry tree" and made a cherry pie to go along with the story. There were virtual tours, which we found fascinating. We learned where George Washington lived, what is the only state named after a president, and that President Washington kept a journal.

Near the end of our study, I asked the boys to tell me everything they remembered about George Washington. Little Bit's response was: I don't know............

Botany Boy's response:

  • He was a farmer

  • He was a general

  • He was a surveyor

  • He was our first president

  • He married someone named Martha

  • He had a son name Jack

  • He had a daughter, I don’t remember her name

  • He lived in  Mt. Rushmore

  • When he was 11 years old, his father gave him a hatchet

Well, he didn't do too badly!! As soon as he said that President Washington lived in Mt. Rushmore, he realized his mistake, and we all had a good belly laugh over that! ;-) And I had to point out to him that young George wasn't 11 when he got the hatchet, but much younger than that.

All in all, we had a fun time learning more about The Father of Our Country. I'm sure you will, too. You can purchase it for $7.95 at Download N Go, as well as many other wonderful unit studies.

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