George Washington's Rules of Civility

The handwriting lessons on this page have content from George Washington's Rules of Decent Behavior (rules of civility for short). I read a long time ago that George did not make up these rules, but as a youth, he was required to copy them in a notebook. I do not know if that is true or not, but that is a good idea and copywork is a good way to learn something. On that note, I made a printable Rules of Civility Copywork Notebook.

Some of the lessons are tracing and some of the lessons are copying.

Tracing: The student should trace the letters. Be sure that the student draws the letters in the correct direction -- no backward "o"'s or upside down "l"'s.

Copying: The sentence is written in small letters above the ruled lines in the handwriting style. The student should copy the sentence on the ruled lines in the same handwriting style.

The handwriting lessons use the pre-cursive font by BJU

GW's Handwriting Lessons

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Because Proverbs is Awesome
+ 2 Worksheets that have verses from Proverbs

Both Proverbs worksheets are tracing.

pdf1. Proverbs and pdf2. Proverbs

Speak not when others speak, sit not when others stand, speak not when you should hold your peace, walk not when others stop.

From George Washington's Rules of Decent Behavior

Updated July 14, 2011, Donna Young

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