Research Discovery Guide: George Washington - Blackbird & Company
Explore the D'Aulaire classics and be duly inspired by larger-than-life people who impacted the shaping of America. In 5 short weeks, Blackbird & Company guides will
walk upper elementary and middle school (grades 4-8) writers through
the process of composing an original biographical essay. Weeks 1 - 3
activities introduce a rich
vocabulary to describe the character traits exemplified by these
historical figures, provide observation questions designed to help
students extract details that matter, and equip students with the
scaffolding that enables them to craft one body paragraph that will
later become part of the culminating essay. During week 4 students craft
a simple introduction and conclusion, put the components together, and,
viola, an essay! There is a fifth week creative project, of course,
that offers directives to tap into the student's imagination.
He was born in a little red brick house.
He was a backwoods Virginia boy destined to become the Father of His
Country. Follow his growth from young boy to surveyor, to soldier in the
French and Indian War where he becomes a war hero. See Washington lead
his troops through the dark and hungry days of the Revolution—by his
courage and integrity, inspiring the same in his men.