To introduce George Washington to the students using a short reading passage with corresponding comprehension worksheet.
• Students will be introduced to the life of George Washington.
Students will gain an interest in historical figures who have played a significant role in America?s history.
Students will practice their reading comprehension abilities.
After his father?s death, George spent a lot of time with his older stepbrother, Lawrence. Lawrence had served in the British navy during the war between the British and the Spanish and it was his influence that encouraged George to pursue the military service. In 1746, at the age of 14, George was set to join the British Navy and head off to sea, but his mother advised otherwise and thus George never went.