In the Classroom: Washington Crosses the Delaware

Karen Eanes participated in the 2011-2012 TAH program Everyday Americans, Exceptional Americans and teaches Virginia Studies in her 4th grade classroom.

Washington Crosses the Delaware: Part I

Karen Eanes uses historical fiction to integrate language arts and history. Watch as she uses the story When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots to discuss the American Revolution with her students

Washington Crosses the Delaware: Part II

In this section, Karen guides her students in a source analysis of the painting. Students make connections between what they see, what they know, and what questions they have about the painting and time period.

Washington Crosses the Delaware: Part III

What’s wrong with this painting? Students in this fourth grade classroom do a close reading of the painting. They note when the painting was created and discuss the reliability of the account.

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