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Zachary Taylor

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this Zachary Taylor instructional activity, students color a picture of our 12th president Zachary Taylor. Students color his picture and the caption of when he was president.
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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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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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Making Generalizations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Being able to recognize patterns, craft generalizations, and draw conclusions based on information in a text passage are essential critical thinking skills. Encourage learners to hone these skills with a instructional activity that asks...
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More than a Hostess: The Role of First Ladies

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A study of the country's First Ladies deepens understanding of their role in history.
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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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Portraits Of Power: American Presidents

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the responsibilities of the presidency. In this U.S. government lesson, students watch "Portraits Of Power: American Presidents," and then compose essays regarding the citizens' relationship to the presidency.
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James K. Polk

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history learning exercise, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about James K. Polk. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive learning exercise. 
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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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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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The White House: To Catch A Spy

For Students 4th - 6th
In this government worksheet, students fill in the blanks to government questions by researching the website given to them. Students fill in 5 blanks.
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President's Day Scramble

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

For Students 7th - 12th
In this middle/secondary mathematics worksheet, students solve a unit conversion riddle that is based on the monetary system of the wizards in Harry Potter.  The one page worksheet contains one problem.  Solution is provided. 
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Presidential Election 2004: Five Presidents' Calls for War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine five president's reasons for entering into a war. Using the text, they answer questions and discuss their answers with the class. They also examine President Bush's reasons for going to war in Iraq and how that...
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Using Primary Sources: Letters from the Presidents

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research the life of a president by reading personal letters on the American Presidents web site, and explore the ways that the character and personality of the president affected the ways they handled historical events.
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Paths to the Presidency

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate a timeline of the career paths that US presidents took before they became the president. They how these career choices prepared these men for the presidency.
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Poetry and the American Presidents

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders choose a poetry activity in order to focus their research about American presidents.
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President Notebook

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students make presidential notebooks which they add to throughout the year. They arrange information about each president into an informational chapter.
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Shelby County: The Regulator-Moderator War

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders comprehend the importance of the Regulator-Moderator War through John W. Middleton's memoir. They comprehend how the different motivations held by each faction began the conflict. Students are shown the map of Shelby...
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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