Washington, D.C.

Using our Washington, D.C. lesson plan, students learn about the history of Washington, D.C. and about significant events in the city’s history. They also learn about various monuments and landmarks in Washington, D.C.

Our Washington, D.C. lesson plan introduces students to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and the history behind this famous city. Students will also learn about several of the monuments found inside the city and their significance in history. During this lesson, students are asked to identify D.C. landmarks in pictures. Students are also asked to match the fact with the correct landmark or monument, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to locate Washington, D.C. on a map, explain its significance in American history, and identify several monuments found in the city.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, 7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, 7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, 7

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Social Studies


3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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    Miriam L.
    Italy Italy
    amazing lesson plan on Washington D.C.

    The lesson plan is great. The description is perfect and the questions are very well focused.

    Amy W.
    DE DE
    DC Worksheet

    Very helpful worksheet even for adults!

    Maria B.
    US US
    Washington DC

    A wonderful mini unit! I love the activities!