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The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard

This book, The Life of George Washington In Words of One Syllable, by Josephine Pollard, is biographical historical nonfiction.

Everything About The Life of George Washington

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes and worksheets related to the book. And don’t forget the links to more encyclopedic information for historical content in the book. All of the work has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

The Pictures from The Life of George Washington

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard, book cover.

The Cover Art for this book was taken from the Gutenberg edition, here.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

The rest were taken from the Internet Archive version of the book, found here.

Both of these editions of The Life of George Washington were presumably made by the publisher, New York, McLoughlin Brothers.

The illustrations do not list an illustrator.

I’d like to thank Project Gutenberg, The Library of Congress, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To see all of the illustrations for this book, go here.

Subjects Covered in The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard

There are three subjects covered by The Life of George Washington In Words of One Syllable.

These subjects are Literature, American History, and Social Studies/Good Citizenship.

The approximate historical date is between the years 1732 to 1799.

Reading Level of The Life of George Washington

The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard, is appropriate for Children and Middle-Grade readers.

This means that it can be read from approximately 1st grade into adulthood; or at around 6 years of age.

However, educators should be aware that the book contains mention of slavery and racial content that will need to be discussed with the student.

Placement In the MiniMize Book List

The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard, is book number 4 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the Elementary School Level.

The book is the 1st book to be read during Year 1 of school.

Book Content

The adventure follows George Washington, from boyhood through his military career and presidency, until his death.

As Washington leads his countrymen through the birth of the United States, he adheres to his morals and beliefs.

Readers will learn about the American Revolution; including Benedict Arnold, events caused by The Stamp Act, and many other early American events.

Most notably, this book describes how George Washington accomplished his life without compromising his values.

Chapters – The Life of George Washington

The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard, contains 15 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

I. BOYHOOD

The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard, title page.

II. YOUTH

III. THE FIRST STEP TO FAME

IV. TO THE FRONT

V. AS AIDE-DE-CAMP

VI. COLONEL OF VIRGINIA TROOPS

VII. THE HOME OF WASHINGTON

VIII. THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL

IX. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

X. IN AND NEAR NEW YORK

XI. A SAD YEAR

XII. FOES IN THE CAMP

XIII. THE HARDSHIPS OF WAR

XIV. THE CLOSE OF THE WAR

XV. FIRST IN PEACE

Activities for The Life of George Washington

We tried searching for “The Life of George Washington Book Test.”

The terms test, quiz, activities, reading guide, study guide, and other combinations of words were used.

We tried the entire title, The Life of George Washington In Words of One Syllable, by Josephine Pollard, with the terms.

Unfortunately, we did not find any existing options for activities directly tied to this book.

Alternative Activities

There are, however, a number of activities related to George Washington and the American Revolution.

Keep reading to see some of our favorites.

George Washington and American Revolution Activities

We like this link at Calm & Wave, where they’ve listed lots of activity links for a George Washington unit study.

And we also enjoyed the American Revolution Worksheets and Facts activities at kidskonnect. Click on the links provided and find even more! BTW, they have a link specifically for George Washington Worksheets.

For fun, you can also watch How To Draw A Cartoon George Washington, by Art for Kids Hub, below.

There are many, many more resources that you can find on these subjects with a Google search; but these seemed to be enough for our family.

George Washington Songs

There are also lots of songs about George Washington.

My personal favorite is The George Washington Song by Mr. Beat.

It’s right here. 

Another song is American Revolution Animated Kids Lesson – No More Kings – Schoolhouse Rock posted on YouTube by libertyclick.

Documentaries

As well, there are lots of documentaries about the American Revolution and George Washington.

I like this video, The American Revolutionary War for Kids: Learn About the Revolutionary War for Children – by FreeSchool.

Our kids also LOVE Homeschool Pop on YouTube; so we added this video, George Washington for Kids.

A more in-depth American Experience documentary, American Revolution – Biography_George Washington-Founding Father, has also been uploaded by jbingfaII.

A MiniMize Worksheet

The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard illustration, "Early love of truth."

There is hope for a worksheet directly related to the book, too.

The MiniMize Life is creating a fill in the blank worksheet for this Josephine Pollard book.

This worksheet will contain 2 pages with 15 days of activities and a total of 15 questions in all. There’s one question for each chapter.

An Answer Key is also attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.

The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.

Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard, state the following.

Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, below, in the Chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

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Read The Life of George Washington, by Josephine Pollard

If you just can’t wait to read The Life of George Washington, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for The Life of George Washington In Words of One Syllable, by Josephine Pollard. While free isn’t always better, we want to make sure that you can homeschool no matter what your financial situation might be.

Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.

Gutenberg

You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.

This version of The Life of George Washington In Words of One Syllable works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.

The FREE e-book from gutenberg.org can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic. And they did this on purpose so that anyone can use their own specific operating system to read the book.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

Internet Archive

The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.

Be aware that this old book might be missing pages, though. We tried to avoid this situation, but sometimes it’s just unavoidable.

You can read a FREE scanned copy of The Life of George Washington at Internet Archive, here.

Audio Books

Want an audio version of the book?

They’re especially helpful on long car rides!

Check out the following sources.

LibriVox

If you prefer to listen to books, LibriVox offers a FREE version of The Life of George Washington.

That can be found, here.

Be aware, however, that LibriVox relies on volunteers to record their audiobooks.

The recordings are not usually narrated by professionals, and many books have more than one narrator.

They are real voices, though; so that’s a plus!

YouTube

Go to YouTube to find another great FREE resource for The Life of George Washington.

This is not an actual “video,” and only shows a still depiction of the book.

It is, however, a useful way to hear the audio of the LibriVox recording, above.

The FREE audio/video version is available from Priceless Audiobooks in two parts.

Part 1

Part 2

Bound Books 

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

If you prefer to buy The Life of George Washington already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.

Kindle Book

We love our Kindles!

It’s so easy to buy and read Kindle books. Plus, Amazon puts it right int our Kindle Library.

If you’re like us, and easy is your “go-to” option, get a Kindle Book, here.

The Life of George Washington In Words of One Syllable, by Josephine Pollard

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

Let us know how we’re doing!

Is there anything you think might be helpful to anyone or their homeschool in relation to The Life of George Washington? Let us know in the comments below!

Want to read another book in Words of One Syllable? Take a look at Lives of the Presidents.