To summarize the presidential administration of Woodrow Wilson.
1 class period
This lesson begins with a contest that includes 36 statements summarizing the life and times of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President. As class members read each sentence, they must decide which word or phrase in parentheses correctly describes President Wilson and the United States during the early 1900s. After everyone has finished, have the students exchange papers. Read the answers, then determine which class members have made the most correct choices.
The contest is followed by 15 questions about the Woodrow Wilson administration that can be answered using information learned on the preceding pages.
The lesson concludes with a Thought Question asking students to rate the presidency of Woodrow Wilson on a scale of 1 to 10 and give specific information to support their answer. This helps develop critical thinking skills.
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.