To summarize major national and foreign events which occurred during the administrations of Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and James Polk.
1 class period
This lesson includes four exciting password games. Begin by reading the game rules for PASSWORD with the class. Choose a scorekeeper, divide the class into two teams, and begin. Have a volunteer from each team come stand next to you to give clues. Change “captains” after each game. (Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.)
During Game 1, use any four words, names, or terms in this section pertaining to Martin Van Buren (1837-1841). Underline one word, name, or term at a time where it appears on the lesson pages. Captains should take their clues from the description that includes the answer. Continue in the same way with Games 2-4.
Game 2: William Henry Harrison (1841)
Game 3: John Tyler (1841-1845)
Game 4: James K. Polk (1845-1849)
Of all the activities I have written for my students, PASSWORD games are among their favorites.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions are included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress.
The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.
See also, AMERICAN/U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM LESSONS 61-75 of 150
LESSON 61: The Monroe Doctrine
LESSON 62: Elections of 1824 and 1828
LESSON 63: Match Game: Andrew Jackson
LESSON 64: Reform Movements
LESSON 65: Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, and Polk
LESSON 66: President Study Guide
LESSON 67: Routes to the West
LESSON 68: The Oregon Country
LESSON 69: The Lone Star Republic
LESSON 70: The Mexican War
LESSON 71: The Gold Rush Game
LESSON 72: Reading: The Far West
LESSON 73: Jeopardy: Territorial Expansion
LESSON 74: Note Cards: The Nation Grows Stronger
LESSON 75: Independent Study Guide (USA Growth 1783-1860)