Each week in February, I will post a new lesson that can be used with Farmer George Plants a Nation. This week it is all about Mapping Mount Vernon.
MAPPING MOUNT VERNON:
On the end papers of Farmer George, is a map of Mount Vernon that Washington drew in 1793. Compare that to the map he create twenty-seven years earlier in 1766. How do the two maps compare? Locate a modern map of the area. What differences do you see? What features have remained unchanged? Discuss how maps show changes over time, and the kinds of information you can learn from a map.
Library of Congress, Maps in our Lives - www.gov/exhibits/maps/maps-exhibit.html
Mount Vernon - www.mountvernon.org
Rand McNally - www.randmcnally.com
Can be used in relation to these and other Common Core and Next Generation Standards:
CCSS ELA – Reading Informational Text 4, 5, 6 ; CCSS ELA- Lit Reading History, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas ; CCSS ELA- Lit Writing-4, 5, 6 ; CCSS Math, 4-5 Measurement and Data.A.1; 4 &5-ESS1-1; 4&5 ESS2-2, Earth’s Systems; 4&5 ESS3, Earth and Human Activities.