Students review Jimmy Carter's presidency and life and times by organizing 26 items on a timeline activity and answering 4 questions. They then classify each item according to a system detailed in the instructions, they complete one task for 6 items of their choice, and another task for 4 other items. There are arrows in the first two lines of the timeline showing students the direction to fill out the pieces in. This could work for a sub and the answers are provided where appropriate.
Sample timeline items and questions include:
--Iran hostage crisis begins
--establishes Dept. of Energy
--works on a nuclear submarine
--approves boycott of 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
--becomes first US president to visit Cuba since JFK’s presidency
--What do you consider Carter's greatest success and why? Would historians agree with you, why or why not?
--If you could give one piece of advice to Carter at any point during his life, what would it be and why? Do you think he would have heeded your advice, why or why not?
***a teacher's note is included in the file describing an alternate way students can complete this activity***
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