(to use for free)
for Tooth Day
students will learn some history facts about George
Washington and his false teeth.
- Ask the children what they
know about George Washington.
- Read the story or have a
discussion on who George Washington was.
- Tell the students that
George Washington eventually lost all of his teeth
except for one. Many people believe that he had
dentures made out of wood. This is a myth.
George Washington's teeth were made from filed down
elephant ivory, hippopotamus tusks, and cow
teeth. These dentures had lots of sharp screws,
hooks, and springs. Because of this, he had
- Pass out the Worksheet
and have the children complete it individually, or as
- Learn about different
types of animals and their teeth. Locate those
animals' homes on maps.
- Have a dentist or a dental
hygienist come in and talk about what his/her job