Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Know Your Presidents

  1. You will need information available for your students about all of the U.S. Presidents--i.e. almanacs, encyclopedias, info-sheets, etc.
  2. You will also need to make a sheet of questions about the Presidents that your students will have to research.
  3. Here are some sample questions:
    • Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? (Thomas Jefferson)
    • Which President served two terms in office that were not consecutive? (Grover Cleveland)
    • Which President died after only one month in office? (William H. Harrison)
    • Which President served the most number of terms in office? (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
    • Which President ordered the first use of the atomic bomb? (Harry S Truman)
    • Who wrote the Gettysburg Address? (Abraham Lincoln)

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Pocket Chart
Leaf Estimation
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Jacks
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Survey Says
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Unifix Animals
Halloween Word Search
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All About Columbus
Olympic Rings
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Trefoil Observation
Copying the Masters
Alphabetizing Mania!
Biographical Data Organization
Cultural Comparison