To become familiar with the events that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.
1 class period
In this lesson, students read a story about the Watergate scandal with sections entitled:
• The Break-In
• The Cover-up
• Controversy Over Tape Recordings
• The Resignation of Nixon
Class members are then given a different version of the story about the Watergate scandal. This version is different in that many key words, names, and terms are missing. Each class member will try to fill in the spaces with the missing words, names, and terms that correctly complete the sentences. Students can find the correct answers in a list that is provided.
This lesson can be turned into a fun contest between individuals, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. You can also make a game out of it by dividing the class into two teams that take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the story with them.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.