Good Character: Washington and Lee

Both George Washington and Robert E. Lee were men of great character. Looking briefly at their childhoods, students will learn about the different hardships each one faced. Students will learn how the two overcame their struggles by using fortitude, integrity and hard work.

Downstairs in our museum, students will create a web of hardships for Washington and Lee by using just a ball of yarn. Once the web has been spun, students can see that hardships don't discriminate, they often create complicated layers in someone's life. Hardships also involve other people. People can play a positive or negative role in a person's hardship.

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Grade 7

English: 4.1, Intro 4.4, Intro, 4.5. English: 5.1, Intro 5.5, Intro 5.6 English: 6.1, Intro 6.5. English:  Intro 7.1, 7.2, Intro 7.5. 
Science: 4.7.   Science: Intro 6.8. 
History and Social Science: Intro VS.8a, Intro VS.7b, Intro VS.6a, Intro VS.5b, Intro VS.4e.  History and Social Science: Intro USI.5b, Intro USI.6c, Intro USI.6d, Intro USI.7c, Intro USI.9a, Intro USI.9d. History and Social Science: Intro USII.3c. History and Social Science: Intro CE. 3d, Intro CE.4a, b, c, d, e, f, g)
Family Life: 4.4, 4.5.   Family Life: 6.7.  

Find more information on the SOLs covered during this tour.       

Teachers may also download pre- and post-visit activities do to in conjunction with their field study. If your class can not schedule a visit with us, Lee Chapel has provided a full lesson that can be conducted in the classroom.   

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