Get ready for a fun and exciting way to learn about the United States Presidents. Learn all 44 presidents by using a hand motion for each president. Each hand motion features a characteristic that makes that president unique or distinctive. Begin your journey with the first president and conclude with the last current president, in the order they were served. Along the way, there are interesting facts and history to learn about each person. Students are active participants, using three of the five senses. The motions are a memory trigger for interesting facts. It it similar to a mnemonic device and great for kinesthetic learners. It can be used at the beginning or end of class as a warm up or closing activity, used individually by a student, or incorporated into a curriculum unit. Put all the motions together and have a contest to see how fast students can perform all the hand motions in order. Use it to quiz students about interesting facts. The hand motions are a combination of creativity, American Sign Language, and American Indian Sign Language. It's unique, repetitive, systematic and fun! 50 slides total.
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