Theodore Roosevelt: A Presidential Timeline

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Throughout his life and presidency, Theodore Roosevelt contributed to the America we know today in so many ways. An adaptable lesson prompts young historians to create a chronological timeline of Roosevelt's contributions to different aspects of American government and wildlife, color-coded by category.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Split the class into six small groups, and have each group work on one category of significant events to add to a whole-class time
  • Assign to individuals for homework before coming to class prepared to discuss the life of Theodore Roosevelt
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource was published shortly after 9/11 and uses that time period as a context for instruction; however, the lesson is applicable for current years
  • Requires Internet access for part of the lesson
  • Part of a four-lesson unit on Theodore Roosevelt
Pros

  • Focuses on analysis and sequencing skills, as well as reverse event analysis
  • Provides an in-depth look at the life of an important historical figure
Cons

  • None