George Washington Resources

Resource Type Title/Author Comments Check Out Again? Rating
Book/Collection The Story of Mount Vernon (Cornerstones of Freedom);  Nice history from Washington's boyhood to restoration to monument Y 5
Television Program Save Our History, "George Washington's Workshop"; History Channel Incredible Y 5
Activity Build Grist Mill (water wheel) from K'nex (or other items) Use hose to make water wheel spin, experimenting w/ building a pool upstream and feeding wheel from the bottom, top and middle Y 5
Book/Library George Washington; Harness, Cheryl Extensive information about George Washington as a young man and then adult Y 5
Book/Collection Where Was George Washington?; Heymsfeld, Carla; Historic Mount Vernon Historical fiction. Liberty, Washington's cat ,explores Mount Vernon looking for him only to discover that a French sculptor is making a bust of her human. Y 5
Book/Collection Crossing the Delaware: George Washington Fights in the Battle of Trenton; Dean, Arlan Easy chapter book makes a good read aloud for younger children or a reader for slightly older children Y 5
Field Trip Mount Vernon, including Washington's Grist Mill A Must See when near D.C. Y 5


Ratings: 5=Excellent, 4=Good, 3=Average, 2=Fair, 1=Poor