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For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 49 multiple choice questions about the accomplishments of John Adams. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
A moving video which portrays a famous speech by John Adams to his colleagues at the Constitutional Convention, and a public reading of the Declaration of Independence will captivate viewers. The actors are dressed in period clothing and it provides a very realistic portrayal of these events.
The first president to live in the White House, John Adams was not particularly popular. He took a lot of flack from his supporters when he refused to go to war with France. Although he could be responsible for the western United States, he was our first president that failed to get reelected. This resource is engaging and full of information!
Eighth graders explore letters written by Abigail Adams to her husband. In this political lesson, 8th graders read letters written by Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams. Students analyze the letters and discuss their findings.
Students examine the Alien and Sedition Acts. In this civics lesson, students explore international relations during John Adams' presidency. Students research the Alien and Sedition Acts.
Students use story maps to review a history concept. In this U.S. history lesson, students analyze the change in presidency from George Washington to John Adams as they create a story map.
In this reading comprehension activity, 5th graders will read a passage about John Adams and Bunker Hill. Students will then respond to five fill in the blank and five multiple choice questions about the story.
In this early American history worksheet, students read the letter that Abigail Adams wrote the her husband John Adams titled "Remember the Ladies." Students then paraphrase the letter and complete other colonial activities.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer and essay questions about the life and accomplishments of John Adams.
In this essay instructional activity, students read the quote by John Adams, "A government of laws, and not of men." Students write an essay about what they think this means.
Students research and briefly summarize the international situation during John Adams's presidency. They list the concerns that led to the Sedition Act and describe it.
Students research and discuss the consequences of the Sedition Act. They illustrate the difficulty of balancing security needs and personal freedom using an example from John Adams's presidency.
Eleventh graders examine Abigail Adams's influence on her husband. In this women's rights lesson, 11th graders read letters written by John and Abigail Adams to one another. Students complete a document analysis sheet after they have read the letters and discuss their findings.
Pupils explore the Declaration of Independence. In this civics lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation about the drafting of the document. Pupils then collaborate to paraphrase the document.
Students explore U.S. history by identifying key figures of our past. In this American Revolution instructional activity, students view photographs of leaders such as Jefferson, Hancock and John Adams. Students discuss their accomplishments and participate in a role-playing activity in which they are members of colonist committees.
In this John Adams worksheet, students color and decorate a picture of the second President of the United States, John Adams.
In this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about President John Adams. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
Third graders increase reading strategies while learning about Abigail Adams and her role in history. In this Abigail Adams instructional activity, 3rd graders read about the American Revolution and Abigail Adams using all the balanced literacy components. Students create a KWL about Abigail Adams and why she deserved a statue. Students also create a timeline of the life of Abigail Adams.
Students study the Boston Massacre and its subsequent trial, consider the positive and negative arguments from both sides, and produce a simulation of the trial.
Seventh graders complete a unit of lessons on the American Revolution based on the novel, 'Johnny Tremain.' They define key vocabulary terms, develop a timeline, write a report on a colonial craft, make a colonial flag, and create a Powerpoint presentation.

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