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Lincoln's Spot Resolutions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at historical relations between the United States and Mexico. In this Texas annexation lesson, students examine primary documents authored by Zachary Taylor, James Polk, and Abraham Lincoln to consider why the...
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Presidents of Tennessee

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this PowerPoint, students learn interesting facts about Presidents Andrew Jackson, James Polk, and Andrew Johnson. Slides provide details about the backgrounds of the men, personal information about their wives, excerpts from primary...
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The Election of 1844

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Briefly detailing the goals and issues within the Polk election and presidency, this presentation can help your students to bridge their knowledge of American politics and issues prior to the Civil War. It includes photographs of Polk,...
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The Mexican-American War, 1846-1848

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a research paper about James Polk's policy toward the U.S. claim to the Rio Grande. They visit the Brownsville historical sites and battlefields relating to the war. Students create a map showing the pre- and post war...
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The Presidency of James K. Polk

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the presidency of James Polk. In this presidential history lesson, 11th graders read and analyze the provided sources about Polk's time in office and the events that defined his presidency. Students...
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A Century of Expansion: America's Destiny (1763-1867)

For Teachers 10th - 11th
How did we grow into such a large nation? Follow the events, wars, and treaties that led to the acquisition of major states as we expanded into the West. The slides provide maps, dates, and simplistic information to help learners...
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Presidential Bookmark Activities

For Teachers K - 6th
Students receive Presidential bookmarks with various information regarding U.S. Presidents on them. They participate in a variety of interesting sorting, reflect and write, timeline, and geography activities concerning this information.
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The U. S. at War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine reasons for going to war. In this foreign policy lesson, students analyze the reasons the U.S. entered the the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the...
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history quiz learning exercise, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about Abraham Lincoln. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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19C American Presidents

For Students 6th - 7th
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.
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19c American Presidents

For Students 8th - 11th
In this American Presidents review instructional activity, students match the 21 former Presidents listed to the appropriate descriptions.
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American Presidents

For Students 5th - 11th
In this American presidents worksheet, students match the descriptions of 25 presidents to the appropriate listed presidents' names.
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American Presidents

For Students 8th
In this American Presidents instructional activity, 8th graders match 21 presidents with matching statements about events during their presidency. A reference web site is given for additional activities

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