Topic: DC Namesakes
I’m sure you all will be able to help me out. I’m a middle school social studies teacher in Petworth and I am planning on giving my 8th grade students a project centered around Revolutionary (1776 – 1820) namesakes in Washington, DC. They will be asked to find the location of the place and research the person after whom the place is named.
For example: James Hoban’s Restaurant and Bar is named after James Hoban, the architect of the White House. My students would have to travel to the location and then find out specific information about James Hoban.
I think it’s a pretty creative project (as it gets my students out and about in our fair city) but I only have eight revolutionary figures and locations. I know that there are more, but I can’t think of any. Can you all be of any service?