To become familiar with the major national and international events that occurred during the presidency of Bill Clinton.
1 class period
This lesson begins with students reading a few introductory paragraphs about the United States at the time Bill Clinton became the 42nd President.
Class members then participate in a fun contest that involves reading about national and international affairs during Clinton's first and second administrations. Each time they come upon a missing word, name, or term in the reading, students must decide which of two choices in parenthesis -- next to the blank space -- best completes the sentence. Before the contest, I usually tell my kids that the five people with the most correct answers are the winners.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.