"You will now recite the Presidents in order." "GROAN!" Why not have each student represent a president with one of these little known facts as a way to memorize? You decide if it is easier to know about whether a President sent troops "over there" or kept sheep on the White House lawn. Maybe knowing that Presidents having drivers might have saved one of our Chief Executives from a speeding ticket--while driving a horse carriage! We've all seen beachcombers with metal detectors, but trying to find an assassin's bullet with one?
Along with the companion Power Point by the same name, this quiz will provide laughs as your students get to know this group of Oval Office residents from 1865-1933. This period of time is rarely examined in a curriculum map, but is an important part of our history. Many of our colleagues might be able to name 10 or 12 of the 15--but certainly not in order. Your students will have a mnemonic key to each of them, however, and they will want to learn the other groups of "unknowns", too.