Sending Birthday Wishes to the “Father of our Country”

Posted on February 18, 2016

Did you know that according to the then-used Julian calendar, George Washington’s birthday was actually February 11, 1731?  It wasn’t until Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar that his birthday was moved 11 days later to February 22.

The “Father of our Country” was unanimously elected as the first President of the United States (1789-1797) and during that time shaped the course of our country. From the Revolutionary War to the Constitution, George Washington made his mark on history.

Take some time this month to browse Gale’s titles about the life and times of this great American figure and while you are there, let us know how you implement these resources in your classroom!

American Eras: Primary Sources: Development of a Nation (1783-1815), 1st Edition
February 2015
This volume in the student-friendly American Eras: Primary Sources series documents the dramatic period when the federal government and the U.S. Constitution were established. This volume features personal letters, memoirs, laws, sermons, speeches, works of literature, and many other primary source types. Together these sources show the diversity of the American experience.

George Washington, 1st Edition
April 2014
Although more than 200 years have passed since the death of the first U.S. president, the name George Washington still invokes deep patriotism and pride in the country he helped found. A leader on the battlefield as well as the halls of politics, Washington was a crucial figure during the American Revolution who helped define the American presidency, as we know it.

Life During the Revolutionary War, 1st Edition
July 2015
In Life During the Revolutionary War, the reader will learn what life was like for individuals and families living through the Revolutionary War, including what their days consisted of, what they ate and wore, and more.

Revolutionary War, 1st Edition
December 2014
Explore the causes of and events leading to the American Revolutionary War with this title. Learn about major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Through primary source quotes, readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front and what impact the Revolutionary War had on US history and the country’s development.

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