Are you ready for a fun way to learn about the United States Presidents? Would you like to get your students into a critical thinking scenario while moving and even playing? Yes, Playing!!
So PUSH back the furniture and get ready for fun! I have drawn roads made to fit the size of a Matchbox or Hot Wheels car! To help students learn while they are engaged in playing, the letters of the alphabet are the principle component of each page. All 26 letters of the alphabet are included with roads to zoom your vehicle on! Each page is designed to line up both vertically and horizontally to create communities, cities and inter-state- or inter-room freeways! Color codes to help the visual learner, the consonants and vowels are different colors.
This set of ABC letters are specialized with clues about facts and trivia with each of the 45 presidents. For example the letter A will include things about John Adams, John Quincy Adams and Chester Arthur! Remember, I said clues, so not everything is simply handed to your students. They will need to use observational skills, reasoning, and logic to uncover facts. Even then, some of the clues may actually lead to research and questions. (Don't worry, an answer key is provided for you so you can prompt, encourage and challenge them.) And for those young students, you already know they absorb things like a sponge, so you may be amazed at how many things they notice and may learn unconsciously. A road sign may hold the key to the state the president was born in, and a population sign may actually be the year their term began. You can find road names that can include names of the president and road signs that designate which president they are in chronological order!
While not every fact may deal with a political issue, they may just be fun and connect with your student. For example, left-handed presidents are noted with a left hand thumbs up. Students may notice the red, white and blue donkey and elephant. If they don't already understand the difference in political parties, this will peak their curiosity and some research and reading may give them answers!
Everyone likes to play and this can be used with Pre-school and up! Even your quiz bowl team or fun lunch bunches may like to play while they learn this President's day.
FIVE activities/games are included to help you get started, and Common Core as well as standards are also provided for your convenience.
Try this ABC Road trip too. It is a basic trip with building commonly found in travels or cities that begin with each letter of the alphabet: ABC Mini Road Trip in Living Color
As you study the presidents, you may also like:
Do you have students captured by curiosity and want to learn even more about Lincoln? This is a student study guide for a book written by Bill O'Reilly: Lincoln's Last Days,Lincoln's Last Days, Killing Lincoln Student study guide
And a TEACHER manual to guide you in spiking their curiosity and interest in facts of history!Lincoln's Last Days, Lincoln's Last Days, Killing Lincoln TEACHER manual guide
While Lincoln is an awesome President, maybe your students would like to memorize all of the US Presidents! Try it this way: Memorize the US Presidents
or the book Rush Revere and the Presidency found Here: Rush Revere and the Presidency TEACHER manual