Summarize It: President Theodore Roosevelt's 7th Annual Message to Congress

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How did Theodore Roosevelt stress the importance of conservation during his time as president of the United States? Take a closer look at the language Roosevelt used himself in a 1907 address to Congress, and have your young historians practice their reading comprehension and analysis skills by working with this primary source text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lay a foundation of the historical context and style of address before administering the worksheet
  • Have pupils practice marking up the text as they read in order to write a more comprehensive summary
Classroom Considerations

  • If learners need more space for writing, have them continue on the back of the worksheet or a separate sheet of paper
Pros

  • Worksheet allows for flexibility in student response
  • Direct excerpt from speech is included
Cons

  • None
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