George Washington: He was born in Virginia. He was a leader who helped develop the country. He was the first president of the United States. He is known as the “Father of Our Country.” He led the fight for freedom from England and helped establish a new country.
The student will demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history by describing important events and people in the history of the Commonwealth, including a) the settlement of Virginia at Jamestown; b) famous Virginians, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who helped form a new nation; and c) life in Virginia today, including food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.
People to know