From a wealthy family with a military history, he admired the struggle for independence in the American colonies and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to fight on the side of the colonists. Readers will learn how he became a longtime friend of the future president, George Washington, and how his skills both on the battlefield and in persuading the government of France to support the American colonists, earned him a lasting legacy in the history of the United States.
- Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the American History – 1776 to Present booklets, foldables, and lapbooks.
- Lucerna Academy families: Use this book, or Why, Not, Lafayette? for 4 weeks in Year 2 Dialectic History class.
- Tapestry of Grace families: This is a replacement for Why Not, Lafayette? Use for 4 weeks.