Social Studies - 2019-20

1.2b - George Washington

The student will demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history by describing important events and people in the history of the Commonwealth, including

b) famous Virginians, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who helped form a new nation.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Every person is important and special.

One person can make a difference.

Knowing what people did in the past can help us make good decisions today.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Many people and events contributed to Virginia history.

ESSENTIALS

Many different people and events helped shape Virginia’s history.

People to know

  • George Washington: He was born in Virginia. He was a leader who helped develop the country. He was the first president of the United States. He is known as the “Father of Our Country.” He led the fight for freedom from England and helped establish a new country.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 18, 2018