Students review Teddy Roosevelt's life and times by completing a timeline activity and answering 4 questions. There are 33 items for students to place on the timeline and classify each item according to a system detailed in the instructions. They have one task to complete for 8 items of their choice, and another task to complete for 4 other items of their choice. All instructions are provided in the handout. 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! Answers are provided where appropriate.
Sample timeline items and questions include:
--climbed the Matterhorn
--became youngest elected member of NY State Assembly
--formed the Rough Riders
--elected NY Governor
--established Forest Service
--shot in chest while giving speech but does not stop speaking
--denied opportunity to raise infantry division to support WWI
--What do you consider Roosevelt's greatest success and why? Would historians agree with you, why or why not?
--If you could give one piece of advice to Roosevelt 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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