In this lesson, students will study the life of George Washington. They will learn why he is known as "Father of His Country", his reasons for not seeking a third term as President, the purposes of his Farewell Address, and much more.
Handout A: George Washington (1732–1799)
Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions
Handout C: In His Own Words: George Washington on the Constitution
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
Additional Classroom Activities
Glossary of Eighteenth-Century Definitions