Literature Guide for George Washington's Army and Me, by Michael Dooling
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Did you know that families lived, worked, and marched right alongside George Washington's army? This article is a perfect way to integrate English Language Arts with social studies and the study of the American Revolution.
This 37-page packet aligns with 4th and 5th-grade Informational text and Literature Standards. It also includes 3rd and 6th grade standards to accommodate a wide range of learners. All of the Core standards used, are listed in the packet.
The high interest article centers around the reasons women and children chose to follow George Washington’s Army during the Revolutionary War. It sparks a great sense of loyalty to family and country and helps students connect with those who sacrificed their safety and comforts of home.
Elijah, the main character, is one of the children who follows George Washington’s Army during the Revolutionary War. Students connect with him, the other children as well as the wives and mothers who choose to follow their loved ones.