To become familiar with the major events that occurred during the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.
1 class period
Class members begin this lesson by reading background information about the political career of Richard M. Nixon.
Students then participate in a fun contest that involves reading through a chronology of events covering:
• Election of 1968
• Nixon's First Administration
• Election of 1972
• Nixon's Second Administration
Each time they come upon a missing word, name, or term in the reading, students must decide which of two choices in parenthesis -- next to the blank space -- best completes the sentence. Before the contest, I usually tell my kids that the five people with the most correct answers are the winners.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.