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This FREE crossword puzzle has been designed to help students connect facts, nicknames, and past events to U.S. Presidents (Washington to Biden)! Students can use your current curriculum, books and the internet to help them solve the clues or they can use My Teaching Library’s resource: US Presidents Fact Cards (All clues can be found on these fact cards)
This is a fun, challenging activity for any student or class studying U.S. Presidents, U.S. History or U.S. Government. Also, it is perfect activity for Presidents Day!
Students will love learning vocabulary related to the U.S. Presidential inauguration with this crossword puzzle! Includes two puzzles (one with a word bank and one without).
(See included words in description below)
A Day in History – Investigation Station is a series of fun sleuthing research activities based on a single event on a specific day in history! This investigation centers around the establishment of the U.S. Treasury Department in 1789. Exploration ideas include investigating the first Secretary of Treasury, the history of the treasury building and the duties and functions of the department.
Students will learn about an event and be given several topics from which to choose to ‘investigate’. After some exploration, students are asked to write what they have discovered and name used sources.
So…with each lesson, students will:
▪ (Read) Learn one ‘On this Day in History’ fact.
▪ (Investigate) Take a related topic and explore it through the use of different forms of media (i.e. books, internet).
▪ (Write) Summarize and write what they have discovered. This also should include the recording of sources.
and how it functions in the democratic process of electing a United States president. This resource explains the process, how electors are chosen, how many electors represent each state, what happens on election day as well as January 6th, the amendment that implemented the Electoral College and more.
After students read the passage, they will answer 7 multiple choice, 1 true/false and 2 short answer questions. Answer key provided.
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 5.91
Fry Readability Grade Level: 6
Your students want to learn and they love when given a chance to take charge of their learning! That is why I’ve created this U.S. Elections themed resource that will give them the opportunities they need to take charge, make decisions, collaborate and learn…all while creating a wonderful project! This resource will give the students the opportunity to learn about different aspects of U.S. elections (whether local or national) and at the same time give them choices as to what they want (or need) to focus on. It will also give them the opportunity to choose how they want to work (alone or in a group) and how they present their findings (notebooking or lapbooking).
Of course, if you as the teacher, want (or need) to assign specifics and give them less control, you can do that as well. !
This resource is a project-based activity designed to be used during any election (local, state or national). It can be completed individually or in cooperative groups. Perfect for any Civics, Social Studies, or Government classroom 6th-12th grades.
The assignment consists of comparing / contrasting two candidates and requires students to research, report, plus give their own opinions on several aspects surrounding the various activities listed below. You can also require students to create a presentation if you’d like of all their findings!
This United States Constitution Lapbook will help students gain an good understanding of America’s foundational document and American History.
It is an interactive learning resource and can be student guided or teacher directed!
Included in this product…
- Lapbooking instructions
- Assignment page
- Lapbook Rubric
- Complete copy of the U.S. Constitution
- Lapbook templates
While completing this project, students will be asked to report on things such as…the purpose of the Constitution, when it was written, the amendments, Bill of Rights, the framers of the document, the Constitutional delegates, the Virginia Plan, separation of powers, checks and balances, the make up of the different branches of our government and more. A copy of the U.S. Constitution is included. Students will be required to research or read books to gather information to complete much of the project.
Whether it is an election year or not, if you are studying the U.S. Electoral College, this is a great resource for your classroom.
Suggestions for Use:
* If it is an election year, you can assign it for students to complete on election night.
* Not an election year? You can still use it! Simply assign students to complete the assignment for a specific presidential election.
* Study a variety of past presidential elections in U.S. History and how the electoral college voted! This would be a wonderful cooperative groups activity where each group completed (and reported their findings) on a different election.
Studying the U.S. Presidents, U.S. History, or U.S. Government? These U.S. Presidents Fact Cards are perfect for students wanting to learn more about each president, from Washington to Biden. Also includes 2 blank templates to use for future presidents.
Three info cards per page, each approximately 5″ x 3″. To use year after year, laminate the cards after you print and cut out.
- Photo and Name
- Date of Birth (some include date of death)
- Party affiliation
- Age when inaugurated
- Term (years of service)
- A famous fact(s)
Here are three informational articles that will help students learn about the U.S. Election process, specifically how votes are counted, primaries and caucuses as well as what is Super Tuesday. After reading each, students understanding / comprehension will be assess through two worksheets (for each article). The worksheets are multiple choice and short answer. Answer keys provided.
This resource, Symbols of the U.S.A. – U.S. History Informational Text, has FIVE parts: The Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell, The Great Seal, The Bald Eagle and The American Flag.
In each section, students will have one page of informational text and then 2 pages to assess understanding / comprehension through multiple choice questions and writing prompt page. Answer Keys provided.
5 code word puzzles designed to challenge students’ critical thinking skills. Puzzles will be completed using the names of U.S. Presidents. Fun puzzles for any classroom, especially a U.S. History or Government class. Use anytime of the year, or for Presidents’ Day. 40% of code letters have been given. Just enough to give students clues but not too many that these puzzle aren’t challenging. Answer Keys provided.
In the United States, National Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. This informational text article will help 6th-7th grade students learn about this day set aside to recognize national flag, how it came about and facts about the U.S. flag. To assess reading comprehension and understanding, there is a short answer worksheet for students to complete after reading the text. Answer key provided.
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 5.7
Grade level: Sixth Grade
The Coleman-Liau Index: 7
Grade level: Seventh Grade