Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857 Teacher Resources
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The Duties of Governments: Dix vs. Pierce
Students examine the role of Dorothea Dix on behalf of people with disabilities. They discuss President Pierce's veto of legislation she helped create. They address the rights and responsibilities of citizen's and the role of government.
Franklin Pierce Coloring Page
In this Franklin Pierce activity, students color and creatively decorate a picture of the fourteenth President of the United States, Franklin Pierce.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about Abraham Lincoln. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Civil War 1850–1865
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the American Civil War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Importance of Inauguration Day
As Inauguration Day approaches, prepare your learners by researching the protocol of years past.
Young scholars discuss the impact of an invasive species on Earth. They examine prevention and control techniques being used already.
Wait a What?
Learners investigate the concept of time by watching a video, visiting websites and exploring what a minute is. They determine which hand on the clock is a minute hand and develop time management calendars.
1850s: Road to Secession
Detailing the political and social events leading up to the Civil War, this presentation provides students with maps, political cartoons, and photographs to put this time period into historical context. The Presidential Elections of 1852, 1856, and 1860 are summarized in the slides, complete with breakdowns and implications of results.
I Do Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inaugurations
Young scholars examine the process of presidential inauguration. They examine and discuss primary source documents and complete worksheets.
They Were Born Where?
Young scholars assess where the presidents of the United States were born and analyze the role of geography in determining the outcome of presidential elections. They create graphs visualizing the birth and home states of the presidents along with the elections for President of the United States.
Nathaniel Hawthorne and Literary Humor
Students examine Nathaniel Hawthorne's style of humor and compare it to other humorists. They discuss the purpose of literary humor and determine how it develops characters and plots in stories. They analyze the use of different types of literary conventions as well.
The U.S. Presidents
Students identify the Presidents of the U.S. by their physical characteristics and their impact on America. For this Presidents lesson plan, students read about each President, look at their pictures, and identify each of them based on their look and their impact.
Choosing the Next President
High schoolers use comparative Internet research to formulate a prediction regarding the next president of the United States. They give presentations each week on how his or her candidate is faring in the political race.
Why a President? Why not a King?
Students research how and why a country elects to have an executive branch of the government. They study the office of the Presidency of the US.
Grade 8: Intermediate-Level Test: Social Studies, Booklet 1 Objective and Constructed Response, 2009
In this 8th grade social studies standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 45 multiple choice and 12 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Who Led the South?
Eighth graders explore the role of Jefferson Davis and his leadership of the Confederacy during the Civil War. They examine the command system used in the Confederacy and analyze the effectiveness of the command system.
In this government worksheet, students find the names of the presidents in the word search puzzle. The answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
19C American Presidents
In this American Presidents worksheet, students match the names of 25 Presidents with a phrase that tells something about them. This page begins with number 46 and ends with number 65.
19c American Presidents
In this American Presidents review worksheet, students match the 21 former Presidents listed to the appropriate descriptions.
In this American presidents instructional activity, students match the descriptions of 25 presidents to the appropriate listed presidents' names.