To review major events which occurred during the administrations of Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan.
1 class period
This is a simple but unique game that kids really enjoy.
Begin the lesson by passing out pages 80A-80D and giving class members time to read the summaries of the four presidential administrations, underlining or highlighting key words, names, terms, and ideas.
The class will then be divided into five teams that will compete against each other in a game reviewing the presidential administrations of Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan.
When a question is asked by the teacher (from pages 80E and 80F that students do not yet have), the first person to raise their hand will be called on. If their answer is correct, all class members will print the person, word, or term along the top row of spaces in the game form for the team giving the right answer.
The team which fills its 100 spaces first with letters of correct answers wins the game. If no team can do this by the end of the period, then the team with the most spaces filled wins the game.
Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
When the game is over, or when time runs out at the end of the period, give each student a copy of pages 80E and 80F to do as a homework assignment. Go over the answers at the beginning of the next class period.
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.