George Washington – Videos & Activities

Watch these videos to learn about George Washington, the first president of the United States.

The American Presidents: George Washington

Appropriate Grades: 1–4

Review common misconceptions about George Washington. Students will identify truth from fiction in this video about the man elected as the first president of the United States.

Source: Disney Education on

Length: 3 minutes 14 seconds

Extension Activities

George Washington – Making the Nation

Appropriate Grades: 5–8

This historical documentary follows George Washington from the First Continental Congress in 1774 to his death in 1799.

Source: Studies Weekly on

Length: 5 minutes 33 seconds

Extension Activities

Founding Father's Real Face

Appropriate Grades: 9-12

Discover the truth behind the legend of George Washington. This video identifies fact from fiction about the first president of the United States.

Source: National Geographic on

Length: 4 minutes 11 seconds

Extension Activities

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