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Martha Washington, Letters from the General

Video Overview
Mrs. Washington shares one of the letters she received from General Washington when they were separated during the Revolutionary War. While the signing of the Declaration of Independence brought great jubilation to the colonists, it also brought great concern to Mrs. Washington, who feared that the General would be captured and tried for high treason. >
Extension Activities

Welcome to 1776 (5th Grade)

Martha Washington: A Life

Martha Washington's Biography (3-5)

Martha Goes to War: Women in Wartime (6-8)

Lady Washington: Inventing the First Lady's Role (9-12)

From George to Martha: Writing Sonnet Using Primary Source Documents (9-12)

Letters-George Washington to Martha Washington


Alabama Course of Study
Alabama Course of Study:

Social Studies

Grade 5
7.) Identify events leading to the American Revolution, including the French and Indian War, the Stamp Act, the Intolerable Acts, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.
8a.) Describe the social and political impact of the Declaration of Independence.

Grade 10
3.) Trace the chronology of events leading to the American Revolution.

Character Education
Grades K-12

2.) Patriotism

10.) Self-control

24.) Loyalty

25.) Perseverance


National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

U. S. History


Grades 5-12


  • Understands the causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for the American victory
  • Understands the impact of the American Revolution on politics, economy, and society


7.) ERA 7: AN AGE OF REVOLUTIONS, 1750-1914
The student in grades 5-12 should understand


  • the causes and consequences of political revolutions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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