Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!! It was On this Day in 1791 that Washington DC, the capital of the United States, was named after President George Washington.
Washington DC, also known as the District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States. Maryland and Virginia actually donated land to form the federal district. The capital has an estimated population of over 600,000 and during the workweek the population can grow to over one million!
Discovery Education has an excellent 5 minute video segment showing the beauty of our nation’s capital. The video segment is titled Washington, District of Columbia (Audio Description Version): Home of Our Nation’s Capital.
George Washington was the first president of the United States. His term ran from 1789-1797. He was elected as president by unanimous choice in the elections of 1788.
Discovery Education has a brief 4 minute video segment titled George Washington that outlines his military and presidential career.
We are proud to bring you these video segments along with many other resources from Discovery Education Streaming into your classrooms! Please feel free to reach out to us with any comments or feedback @DESupportStars! Happy Mousey Monday readers and have a great rest of the week!