Lesson Plan

George Washington: The Living Symbol

How does an individual become the embodiment of a nation? Can the process be reversed to permit a glimpse into the human life underlying the symbol?

Guiding Questions

No guiding questions

Learning Objectives

To examine the life and legend of George Washington as reflected in his writings and in popular commemorations of his accomplishments

To investigate his contribution to the legend that has grown up around him

To explore some of the meanings that have been attached to Washington through the course of American history

To present a statement of findings