George Washington’s List of Rules

About this Worksheet:

When he was a school boy, George Washington made for himself a list of rules of behavior. He probably translated and copied them from a French etiquette book. This activity outlines a few of the rules. The spelling and capitalization is as young Washington wrote in his list. Students pick one of the rules and explain what it means. How does it apply in today’s world? Is it something that polite people do now, or is it an old-fashioned idea today? This activity is ideal for 4th grade through middle school and satisfies Common Core Standards for writing.