This Presidential Baseball Card assignment is a simple, no-prep activity you can use with your students for President’s Day or to supplement a U.S. History curriculum, regardless of the topic. This project can be used to introduce certain Presidents to your students and help them conduct research. Conversely, if students have already learned about specific Presidents, this activity can be a great review or assessment. This project can also be a simple, last-minute lesson plan that you can keep on hand for days when you need a quick sub plan or have some additional class time.
In this activity, students will be conducting research about a President. They will review some basic information about the president, such as the dates they were in office or their political party. They will also research and list three of the President’s major accomplishments throughout their term. Lastly, students must synthesize what they learned and identify the President’s legacy. They will organize all of this together in a baseball card for a creative visual.
There are two versions of the assignment sheet included. The first page is if your students only need to make one baseball card. The second page has some additional blanks to write in if you want your students to make more than one baseball card. The third page includes a printable template to print four baseball cards per sheet of paper, if you wish to use that.