King George III and George Washington: A Comparison of Power and Leadership

Objectives: Students will determine and analyze characteristics of both King George III and George Washington. Students will learn about these two men and the roles they played in the American Revolution. Students will analyze and interpret primary source documents and begin to understand the relationships among events, places, and people.

Summary Overview Abstract: In this lesson, students will compare and contrast historical images of George Washington and King George III and analyze the artists’ perspectives.  Through the class activities, the students will extrapolate key components of each leader’s role as they make inferences related to their image and why the artist may have depicted each leader in the way they did.