To study the life and times of one of the Presidents of the United States.
Will vary depending on whether the students are given class time to work on the report.
Students use this study guide to do research on the life and times of one of the Presidents of the United States. The guide has them find and record information in a variety of ways about the President's early life, middle years, political and professional background, election campaign, years in office, and names of Vice President(s) and Cabinet officials,
You can decide whether this assignment will be done in or outside of class. Be sure the students have access to needed reference materials, especially encyclopedias. If the report is being done in class, two or three sets of encyclopedias will be needed in the room (unless online access is available to a reliable source). Some volumes in each set have more than one President, while others have none. I recommend the World Book encyclopedia.
I have each student submit a list of 5 Presidents in the order in which they prefer working on them. Then, I assign one President to each student based on their list of preferences, and on the encyclopedia volumes still available.
After the reports have been completed, you may want to have a few volunteers read part 8 to the class, which involves them writing 100-150 words about the administration of the President they selected.
NOTE: The PRESIDENT STUDY GUIDE can also be used by students who want to do an extra credit assignment.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions are included.