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Students explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Students respond to discussion questions connected to the lecture and participate in a legislative simulation.
In this United States presidents worksheet, students learn about the life and presidency of President Lyndon Johnson. They then answer the 8 multiple choice questions. The answers are on the last page.
High schoolers take a closer look at legislation passed in the 1960s. In this Great Society instructional activity, students research 6 key pieces of legislation signed into law by Johnson. High schoolers use their findings to write collaborative reports.
Students research and analyze Lyndon B. Johnson's achievements as the 36th President focusing on his legislative program. They consider how the passage of time can influence a President's reputation.
Fourth graders study women's involvement in Texas politics. In this US history lesson, 4th graders discuss woman suffrage, examine three Texas female pioneer legislators by reading biographies, and explore women's issues by generating a list of ideas of important issues and writing a letter to a Texas Legislator letting him or her know what issues are important.
Fourth graders tour the Texas State Capitol and review historic figures discussed on the Capitol tour. They complete additional research to acquire additional information about important Texans. They write a report about the individual they researched.
Learners learn what symbols are and become aware of many symbols that are important to other cultures. This is accomplished through conducting research, writing descriptively and persuasively, and examining their own and others' perceptions about Texas.
Learners examine the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. During a visit to the George Bush Presidential Museum, they watch a video about the Texas v. Johnson flag burning case. In groups, they discover the role of the Supreme Court and how they affect the decisions of certain cases.
Young scholars locate bison-related sites on a map and identify important bison-related sites. The Bison has had a profound effect on the history of Texas and studenst discover the importance of the animal to the history of the state.
Learners discuss perceptions they have about Lyndon Johnson. They compare three explanations of Lyndon Johnson's actions as president based upon different biographical approaches.
Students discover the impact "Lady Bird" Johnson had on America by reading a short biography. In this historical persons lesson, students read a multi page biography of the former first lady and write a summary of her life's work. Students answer critical thinking questions about "Lady Bird" Johnson when they finish reading.
Eighth graders comprehend how the siege of the Alamo and the Texas revolution laid the groundwork for the United States-Mexican War. They discuss how westward expansion led to Texas Independence. Students complete the "Remeber the Alamo" worksheet.
Students examine political debate surrounding Freedmen's Bureau, use primary sources to explore trials and successes of effort to educate newly-freed slaves of all ages, research reasons for creation of Freedmen's Bureau, discuss President Johnson's reasons for vetoing legislation, and produce written descriptions of some Freedmen's schools and students who benefited from them.
Students complete a seed and plant growth activity. In this plant growth instructional activity, students read about Lady Bird Johnson and then answer questions about her role in the beautification and the environment. Students participate in a seed planting activity.
Young scholars view a documentary on Lyndon Baines Johnson. His presidency was both a success and a failure. After viewing, students discuss what they saw then create a poster for LBJ's 1964 presidential campaign. They discuss Vietnam as well.
Learners read an autobiography of John Johnson and discuss how he rose from poverty to be a successful businessman. After reading excerpts of other autobiographies, they brainstorm a list of characteristics of those who were successful in business. To end the lesson, they discuss the importance of a role model and research their own role model to see how they took control of their lives.
Young scholars research their own and others' perceptions about Texas and become familiar with various symbols from other cultures. In this Texas in the Mirror lesson plan, students write a web page with a picture of a Texan symbol. Young scholars use a variety of sources to research symbols for Texas and draw or locate on a graphic their selected symbols. Students follow the writing process as it pertains to Texas-related internet sites to obtain ideas.
Are states prohibited or permitted by the wording of the Constitution to leave the Union? After analyzing the decisions of selected Supreme Court cases and other primary source documents, spark discussion and debate with your class on this fascinating topic.
Students examine the photographs of Russell Lee and identify the obstacles faced by Mexican-Americans in Texas during the early and mid-20th century. They discuss the ways they overcame these obstacles and relate it to obstacles in their own lives.