George Washington: A National Treasure

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Uncover the answer to a specific clue in a portrait of George Washington with a spyglass in an Internet-based interactive. Learners read a clue to an item hidden in a portrait of the First President of the United States in the last years of his time in office. At the end, pupils can learn more about the painting and magnify the picture to see it up closer.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate into a biography study or during the week of Presidents' Day
  • Research the person who painted the piece and have leaners look up the different styles and techniques used in the artwork
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure all individuals have computers with Internet access
  • Best suited for leaners with basic computer skills; consider modeling how to navigate the painting
  • Hands-on interactive allows for a fun way to learn something new
  • Looks at an original painting of George Washington
  • Font may be too small for some learners