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Titled “A Walk Through History,” this lesson looks at the US presidents

Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5, 6  

 

Title – A Walk Through History (Presidents)
By – Amanda McLaughlin-Mays
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects –
Grade Level – 4-6
Objective: Students will write a biography about one President. Students will also create a picture of the president they did research on to display in the hall.

Time: 2-1 hour class periods

Activities:
**Day 1
~Students work in pairs.
~Each pair is given the name of a President and told that for the next few days they will be doing a research project.
~Students are given the criteria to write a biography of the president they are researching. You may include things such as Birthdate, Date of Death, important contributions, What they did to change America, etc.
~Students use the first day to research and write their biography about the president they are researching.
**Day 2
~Each pair uses bulletin board paper to trace one member of the pair.
~The students then decorate the outline like the president they researched.
~The students then cut out the outline and the teacher hangs them in the hallway to create “A Walk Through History”
~The students put the biography of the person with the cut out in the hallway.
~If time allows each pair presents their President to the rest of the class.

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