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Theodore Roosevelt and the Christmas Tree - A READ-and-WRITE Rebus Story

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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18 pages
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Enjoy learning how a Christmas tree found its way to President Theodore Roosevelt during his second Christmas at the White House. This READ-and-WRITE rebus is historical fiction, which means that it's based on a true event.


The word pictures and text combination in the rebus help students find out more about Theodore Roosevelt’s Christmas tree. After all, not all students will realize that a lot of people used to celebrate Christmas without putting up Christmas trees. And they will be introduced to 8-year-old Archie Roosevelt, one of Theodore Roosevelt’s sons, who plays a major role in the story.


Use the short discussion provided to help students better relate to how the holiday tradition of putting up a Christmas tree has changed over the years.


Students can cut out the word pictures from this story and write their own rebuses!

This historical fiction rebus allows students to learn more about life at the White House in 1902.

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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