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Secrets of the Presidents

Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities
    --Language Arts
  • Educational Technology
  • Social Studies
    --Government
    --History
    ----U.S. History

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8

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Brief Description

Use this printable technology activity to teach students odd, little-known facts about the presidents of the United States.

Objectives

Students

  • use a Web site (technology) to access information about the U.S. presidents.
  • learn interesting facts about the presidents.

Keywords

presidents, facts, trivia, PBS

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

Lesson Plan

Provide a copy of the Secrets of the Presidents printable page for each student. Challenge students to use the Secrets About the Presidents Web site (Source: PBS) to match ten presidents' names to the "secret" facts about them.

Adapting the Activity

  • This activity could be set up in your classroom's computer center. Students will cycle into the computer center in a pre-planned rotation to complete this activity.
  • This activity is ideally suited to use in the computer lab. Students could work on their own or with a partner. If students work in pairs, they should take turns clicking on the presidents' portraits and reading the facts that appear.

Assessment

Activity Answer Key: 1.c, 2.i, 3.d, 4.b, 5.h, 6.j, 7.a, 8.e, 9.f, 10.g.

Lesson Plan Source

EducationWorld.com

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.2 Reading for Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills

SOCIAL SCIENCES: U.S. History
GRADES K - 4
NSS-USH.K-4.3 The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage
GRADES 5 - 12
NSS-USH.5-12 All Eras

TECHNOLOGY
GRADES K - 12
NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts
NT.K-12.5 Technology Research Tools

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