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- John Adams, 1797-1801
- James Monroe, 1817-1825
- John Quincy Adams, 1825-1829
- Martin Van Buren, 1837-1841
- William Henry Harrison, 1841
- John Tyler, 1841-1845
- James Knox Polk, 1845-1849
- Millard Fillmore, 1850-1853
- Franklin Pierce, 1853-1857
- James Buchanan, 1857-1861
- Ulysses Simpson Grant, 1869-1877
- Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 1877-1881
- James Abram Garfield, 1881
- Chester Alan Arthur, 1881-1885
- Grover Cleveland, 1885-1889
- Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893
- Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897
- William McKinley, 1897-1901
- Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909
- William Howard Taft, 1909-1921
- Warren Gamaliel Harding, 1921-1923
- Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929
- Herbert Clark Hoover, 1929-1933
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945
- Dwight David Eisenhower 1953-1961
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961-1963
- Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1963-1969
- Gerald Rudolph Ford, 1974-1977
- Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1981-1989
- George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993
- George W Bush, 2001-2009
- Andrew Johnson
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Students explore the United States Constitution. In this U.S. government and nonfiction guided reading lesson, students read sections of The Constitution of the United States of America, then answer comprehension questions orally. Students identify and use the glossary and table of contents. Students make text to world connections as they discuss the importance of rules.
Compare and contrast old and modern historical accounts of the life of Thomas Jefferson. Learners begin by evaluating the responsibilities of history textbooks in reporting historical events, people, and eras. Next, they discuss how new information should be used to enhance the information contained in standard texts. This exercise could be used as a critical thinking activity for your class.
Arranged into small groups, learners read a paragraph of the news story "Texas Kid Writes Book About Presidents." As one reads, others mark the text (underlining important information and writing notes in the margin of the story). After each pupil finishes reading, others in the group discuss the text. Use this activity to reinforce individual roles within a group discussion and strengthen the skill of annotating.
Elementary schoolers examine money, then read a news article about new coins being produced by the U.S. Mint. The teacher introduces the article with samples of American money and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. This instructional activity includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Examine and discuss the role the media plays in the United States presidency. Begin by listening to one of Roosevelt's Fireside Chats (link to audio provided). As a class, respond to anticipatory questions, then proceed to read informational text and explore the influence of today's media on the presidency and voting.
Students explore social studies by answering study questions. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students view a slide-show of paintings and documents from the 1700's when the Constitution was being drafted. Students complete a journal writing activity about the Constitution and answer study questions.
Students create criteria to evaluate U.S. Presidents. In this presidential legacy instructional activity, students determine criteria to rank presidents. Students research the presidents, then evaluate the current president and assess how they will be remembered in history.