George Washington’s Birthday
George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated annually on the third Monday in February, but his actual birth date is February 22nd.
- Biographies of George Washington — Selected biographies of America’s first president, all linked to the NOBLE catalog
- George Washington Papers, 1741-1799 — A collection of documents from the Library of Congress
- Take Note! George Washington the Reader — This brief online exhibit highlights Washington’s love of books
- George Washington: A National Treasure — Explore the “symbolic, the biographic, and the artistic” aspects of the famous “Landsdowne” portrait of George Washington in this exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
- By George, IT IS Washington’s Birthday — This article from the National Archives and Records Administration describes why Washington’s Birthday is NEVER celebrated on his actual date of birth
- George Washington Birthplace National Monument — Learn about Washington’s birthplace, now a national park, from this National Park Service site
- Historic Mount Vernon — The official Web site for Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, includes biographical, historical and travel-related information.
Activities, Books and Lesson Plans
- George Washington’s Birthday — Children’s books celebrating the president known as the Father of Our Country
- George Washington: a National Treasure — A teacher resource guide from the Smithsonian Institution
- George Washington — Lesson plans for all grades studying the country’s first president from Scholastic
- Lesson Plans — An array of lesson plans from George Washington’s Mount Vernon site
- George Washington Learning Games and Activities for Kids — Quizzes, puzzles, worksheets, a biography and more from the Apples4TheTeacher Web site
- 7 Fun Facts About George Washington — From Scholastic.com
- President’s Day Crafts and Activities for Kids — Crafts and activities for young children from the DLTK Web site