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Graph the presidents
at inauguration:
How old were they?



  • Statistics
  • Government
  • U.S. History
  • Mathematics


  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8

Brief description

Students graph the presidents' ages at inauguration. Who was the youngest president? the oldest?


Students use online or library resources to find or calculate each president's age at inauguration. They graph the ages of the presidents to create a visual device for seeing who was the youngest and oldest president, what the average age was at inauguration, and so on.


inauguration, election, presidents, election

Materials needed [shop materials]

computers with Internet access or library resources

Lesson plan

How old were U.S. presidents? Ask students to use the Internet Public Library's Web page or other library resources to figure out how old each president was when he was inaugurated. Have them create graphs to show the results of their research. Then ask them to use their graphs to tell who the youngest president was and who the oldest president was. Have older students determine the average age of presidents. Here are possible sources:


Students accurately graph the presidents' ages at inauguration.

Lesson plan source

Education World

Submitted by

Gary Hopkins

Last updated 03/08/2016