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Lincoln's Spot Resolutions

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

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about James K. Polk. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
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James K. Polk

For Students 6th - 12th
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 48 multiple choice questions about James K. Polk. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Education World

Every Day Edit - Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing instructional activity, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Sarah Childress Polk. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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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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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 Changing Role of Women

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the evolution of women's rights in America. As they analyze primary documents and discuss historical events, learners determine how Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, Margaret Sanger, and James...
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James K. Polk Coloring Page

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this James K. Polk worksheet, students color and decorate a picture of the eleventh President of the United States of America, James K. Polk.
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Notable Tennesseans

For Teachers 4th
This PowerPoint has pages devoted to each of the 6 main historical figures in Tennessee.  There is a summary of their personal facts and then bullet points about the important social impacts that they had.  It is an excellently laid out...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.3

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Make analyzing the sequence of events in an informational text easy. Ask readers to craft a one-sentence summary of each paragraph in a document and create a text map. To demonstrate their understanding of the process, participants read...
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PPT
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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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Conflicting Voices of the Mexican War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Americans wanted to fulfill Manifest Destiny, and this pattern continued with the Mexican War. The resource specifically teaches about the Mexican War through a variety of exercises including a research project, group work, brainstorming...
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The U. S. at War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine reasons for going to war. For 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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Smithsonian Institution

Mexican War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Did you know that without the Mexican War, the United States would not include the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Utah, and even parts of Colorado? Scholars learn a variety of interesting facts about the...
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Worksheet
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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 worksheet, 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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Hunt the Fact Monster: February #1

For Students 3rd
In this search engine learning exercise, 3rd graders will need to use factmonster.com to discover answers. Students will respond to 10 short answer questions using the given website.
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Getting There- Do You Want To Go To California?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars examine the impact of the California Gold Rush. In this U.S. history lesson, students use several included documents to examine the causes and effects of the Gold Rush. Young scholars are broken up into groups and choose...
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American Presidents

For Students 8th
In this American Presidents learning exercise, 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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Westward Expansion and the War with Mexico

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers evaluate primary sources to develop their own opinions about Westward Expansion. In this Manifest Destiny lesson, students examine and respond to questions about Gast's painting titled American Progress High schoolers...
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Why a President? Why not a King?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research how and why a country elects to have an executive branch of the government. They study the office of the Presidency of the US.
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Worksheet
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President's Day Scramble

For Teachers 5th - 8th
In this President's Day worksheet, learners review presidential history as they read a sentence about each president and unscramble words in each of the sentences.
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Reading Worksheet One

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading worksheet, students cross out the word that does not belong in a group, then add a word that does belong. There are 12 groups of words total.

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