Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies

Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies
Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies
Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies
Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies
Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies
Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies
Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies
Ranking the Presidents: Research + Creative Activity for Presidential Legacies
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Students research and rank presidents 1-44 based off of their legislative victories, scandals, and historical significance. Use this research activity to keep kids engaged in learning about a large portion of American political history.

ZIP FILE INCLUDES:

  • PDF file (Preserves formatting--ready to print!)
  • Word Doc file (Editable! You can select which presidents who want students to cover! You can also have them fill it out electronically.

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This activity has students research and learn about the historical legacy of the past 44 presidents. They fill in a chart (pre-filled with presidents 1-44), and students research presidents':

  • Political party
  • Legislative agenda
  • Scandals/critiques
  • Historical Significance

I have some prompts already included to be sure students learn the most important concepts!

In the RANKING portion of the activity, students:

  • Rank their top 10 presidents and provide justification
  • Rank their bottom 5 presidents and provide justification

The CREATIVE SUMMARY provides 4 options for students:

  1. Create an infographic for their top 5 presidents
  2. Make re-election campaign materials for various presidents
  3. Create a YouTube video about their top presidents
  4. Make a visual comparison between their top and bottom ranked presidents

PICK AND CHOOSE which elements of the activity you want to use! As a whole, this comprehensive research activity is a great exam review OR substitute plan/activity!

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