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Martha Washington, Letters from the General

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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
http://users.manchester.edu/Student/AMCosaboom/EDUC301/Welcome%20to%201776.pdf (5th Grade)

Martha Washington: A Life
http://marthawashington.us/exhibits/show/martha-washington--a-life/the-war-for-independence

Martha Washington's Biography (3-5)
http://www.firstladies.org/curriculum/educational-biography.aspx?biography=1

Martha Goes to War: Women in Wartime (6-8)
http://www.firstladies.org/curriculum/curriculum.aspx?Curriculum=943

Lady Washington: Inventing the First Lady's Role (9-12)
http://www.firstladies.org/curriculum/curriculum.aspx?Curriculum=944

From George to Martha: Writing Sonnet Using Primary Source Documents
http://www.mountvernon.org/sites/mountvernon.org/files/From_George%20to%20Martha.pdf (9-12)

Letters-George Washington to Martha Washington
http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/revolution/martha.html

 

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
3.) ERA 3: REVOLUTION AND THE NEW NATION (1754-1820s)

 

  • 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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  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting