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 will 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,
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.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 61-75 of 150
LESSON 61: The Monroe Doctrine
LESSON 62: Elections of 1824 and 1828
LESSON 63: Match Game: Andrew Jackson
LESSON 64: Reform Movements
LESSON 65: Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, and Polk
LESSON 66: President Study Guide
LESSON 67: Routes to the West
LESSON 68: The Oregon Country
LESSON 69: The Lone Star Republic
LESSON 70: The Mexican War
LESSON 71: The Gold Rush Game
LESSON 72: Reading: The Far West
LESSON 73: Jeopardy: Territorial Expansion
LESSON 74: Note Cards: The Nation Grows Stronger
LESSON 75: Independent Study Guide (USA Growth 1783-1860)