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George Washington: Surveyor and Mapmaker

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Author:Library of Congress
Description: An essay on George Washington's lifelong association with geography and cartography, "Tracing the Maps in George Washington's Life" contains the chapters Washington as Public Land Surveyor - Boyhood and Beginnings; Washington as Public Land Surveyor - The Fairfax Connection; Culpeper, the Frontier, and Alexandria; and The French and Indian War; Washington as Land Speculator - Building a Gentleman's Estate; Western Lands and the Bounty of War; and Cartography and Leadership in Revolutionary Times. With links to images of the former president's diaries, surveys, and his handwritten exercise books (c.1745), which feature lessons in geometry and several practice land surveys Washington prepared at the age of sixteen, a decade before the Revolutionary War.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Books, Fun for Kids
Math Topics: Arithmetic/Early Math, Geometry, History and Biography, Geography

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