Analyzing President Andrew Jackson & John Quincy Adams' 1828 Election Songs

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7th - 12th, Homeschool
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In this fantastic worksheet, students are presented with the lyrics of the 2 famous campaign songs from the election of 1828. Andrew Jackson was challenging John Quincy Adams in one of the most heated elections in US history.

After analyzing the lyrics to both of these famous songs, students are presented with several CCSS-based questions to gauge their understanding and promote critical thinking. Finally, they compose their own campaign song based off of what they have learned.

This is a simple assignment but encourages creativity and higher-order thinking. It's also great to have students share the songs they've created when they finish!

Both an editable Google Doc version of the worksheet and complete answer key are also included!

This makes for a great introduction to this Age of Andrew Jackson PowerPoint.

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3 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.

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