President Washington
Did you know President Washington did not want to be president, and that he was an amazing dancer? Imagine you were alive in the 1780s. Write a letter to George Washington explaining why you think he should become America's first president. Tacy Rowan, Tracy Webster

Today’s Activities

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READ IT!

Read “Washington’s Secrets Revealed” to learn more.

The Scholastic website has tons of accessibility options. Scroll along the left side of the page. Try clicking “Text to Speech” to have the text read aloud to you. Click “lower level” to try a reading passage that has the same information, but is a little easier to read.

Be sure to watch the video about “The Life of George Washington” to learn more! Leveled learning extension 2: Use this adapted book

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Social Studies

Watch this video about George Washington and then complete this worksheet.

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move it!

The article said that George Washington liked to dance. Watch these videos and see if you can learn to waltz.

How To Waltz Dance For Beginners – Waltz Box Step

Stanford Viennese Ball 2013 – Opening Committee Waltz

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Accessibility Feature

Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

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Speech & Language

Focus on giving information: Using your own words, tell someone in your home three interesting facts or secrets you learned about George Washington from the texts provided.

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