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George Washington and the French and Indian War

from Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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The park ranger will interact with the students and use George Washington’s writings to show them how Washington’s ambition, hard work and experiences in the French and Indian War helped him mature into the famous man we all know today. Students will have an opportunity to ask the park ranger questions.

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30 minutes with additional time for question

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Thee is no maximum, however, with groups of over 30 students there will be reduced interactivity.

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Farmington, PA
United States

Fort Necessity National Battlefield is a unit of the National Park Service that interprets George Washington's first battle and the French and Indian War. Close by is its sister National Park Service site Friendship Hill National Historic Site, which interprets the life of Albert Gallatin and his involvement in the Whiskey Rebellion,

John Buechel

Program Details


1. Students will identify qualities Washington would need to be a good general and a good president.
2. Through slides and discussion of Washington's writing the events of the French and Indian War and Washington's life will be covered from 1753 - 1758
3. In a discussion students will list what Washington learned from his experiences


Students will be able to:
-List two things Washington wrote that showed he was ambitious
-List four ways the French and Indian War help Washington succeed later in life

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core English Language Speaking & Listening
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.3,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.3,
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.3
National Standards for History: Era 2, Standard 1B. Era 3, Standard 1A