Resources for Teaching about George Washington

Because of his leadership in helping the colonists, an army of men and boys,  win the American Revolutionary War, many people wanted to make George Washington the king of their new country.  George didn't want to be king.  He didn't really want to be president either, but he thought it was his duty.

Anne Rockwell's book Big George: How a Shy Boy became President Washington (affiliate link), illustrated by Matt Phelan, traces George's life from a shy boy who "wasn't afraid of anything, except making conversation," to his election as the first president of the United States in 1789.

Here is a free printable word search puzzle for words that you will find in this book: Printable George Wasington Word Search Puzzle


Picture Books about George Washington
Big George: How a Shy Boy became President Washington (affiliate link), by Anne Rockwell,  illustrated by Matt Phelan,
A Picture Book about George Washington, by David A. Adler, illustrated by John and Alexandra Wallner
George: George Washington, Our Founding Father, by Frank Keating, illustrated by Mike Wimmer
George Did It, by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain, illustrated by Larry Day
Farmer George Plants a Nation, by Peggy Thomas, illustrated by Layne Johnson
George Washington's Teeth, by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora, illustrated by Brock Cole
George Washington and the General's Dog (Step into Reading, Step 3), by Frank Murphy and Richard Walz


Other Resources for learning about George Washington

Dover Publications has a free coloring page for George Washington. has a free George Washington worksheet.

Teachers Pay Teachers has a free timeline worksheet for George Washington.