As part of their study on the early presidents and precedents, Mrs. Lockwood’s Social Studies classes at Trafford Middle School (Penn-Trafford School District) visited with ‘Young George Washington’. The visit, conducted via Zoom, was spearheaded by Fort Ligonier and took place on March 2.
During the visit, George shared information about his early life through 1760. Topics included his experience in war and with the Virginia House of Burgesses as well as his fascination with exploration of methods of growing various crops on his Virginia plantation. Young George also shared insights about his education and how he applied his learning to develop his surveying skills.
Students also had the opportunity to ask George questions.
“My student teacher, Ms. Horn, and I were excited to “invite” George Washington into the classroom since we had just completed lessons on the Whiskey Rebellion, Washington’s two terms, and conflict and compromise during the Constitutional Convention,” stated Mrs. Lockwood. “Experiences like this one allow students to engage in a meaningful conversation that extends beyond the walls of our classroom, and I look forward to more opportunities like this one in the future.”
George visits the classroom via ZOOM conference
Students prepared questions in advance
Students listen attentively to George speak about his childhood