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    44th U.S. President: Barack Obama

    44th U.S. President: Barack Obama
    Objective: Is Barack Obama a good role model? Motivational technique: Barack Obama “Hope, Progress, and Change” poster Procedure: • Ask the student who is the 44th president? • Ask the students what they know about Barack Obama? • I would make another statement, did you know that Obama came from a multicultural heritage and was raised by his grandparents? • I ...
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    43rd U.S. President: George W. Bush

    43rd U.S. President: George W. Bush
    11th Grade Overview: George Walker Bush was the 43rd President of the United States and served from 2001 to 2009. Some topics that might be brought up in the lesson are his announcement on the War on Terrorism and the criticism surrounding Hurricane Katrina. Objectives: The objective of this lesson is to have student learn about the President George W. Bush ...
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    42nd U.S. President: William Jefferson Clinton

    42nd U.S. President: William Jefferson Clinton
    Objective Grade 9-12: Students will learn about the life and presidency of William Jefferson Clinton. Procedure: • Present Bill Clinton timeline • Present U.S. Presidents Lesson Category
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    41st U.S. President: George H. W. Bush

    41st U.S. President: George H. W. Bush
    High School Lesson Plan grades 9-12 Objective: Students will learn facts about Pres. Bush; discuss policies and events that occurred during his years as president. In groups students will create either a crossword puzzle or word search containing facts they learned. Individually students will write up a short five fact bulletin containing things they found interesting from the video about ...
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    40th U.S. President: Ronald Reagan

    40th U.S. President: Ronald Reagan
    9th-12th grade Objective: To review U.S. Government and teach the students about Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. To have the students learn about his life as well as his presidential accomplishments. To use the Internet to conduct research about a given topic. To present information to peers in an organized and coherent manner. Motivational Technique: Use the ...
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    38th U.S. President: Gerald Ford

    38th U.S. President: Gerald Ford
    9th-12th grade Objective: To review U.S. Government and teach the students about Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States. To have the students learn about his life as well as his presidential accomplishments. To use the Internet to conduct research about a given topic. To present information to peers in an organized and coherent manner. Motivational Technique: Use the ...
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    39th U.S. President: Jimmy Carter

    39th U.S. President: Jimmy Carter
    10th Grade Objectives Students will learn about President Carter and will choose one of President Carter’s quotes and reflect on what it means to them. Students will gain an understanding about the 39th President of the United States, President Jimmy Carter. Procedure 1.Students will be introduced to two of President Carter’s quotes “Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.” ...
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    37th U.S. President: Richard Nixon

    37th U.S. President: Richard Nixon
    Objective: Students will discuss and understand the events of the Watergate crisis and President Nixon’s involvement, which eventually led to Nixon’s resignation; students will learn firsthand how the Watergate crisis affected the public’s opinions of the United States government. Motivational Technique: “YouTube” videos on Watergate secrets or Richard Nixon Recordings with Henry Kissinger Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 ...
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    36th U.S. President: Lyndon Johnson

    36th U.S. President: Lyndon Johnson
    Lesson Overview: A lesson about the life and accomplishments of the 36th president of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson.   Lesson Objectives: Students will learn about the major historical facts pertaining to Lyndon B. Johnson. Motivational Technique: Allow students to use their knowledge about Johnson to be creative and role-play that they are reporters and give their own opinions. Procedure: ...
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    35th U.S. President: John F. Kennedy

    35th U.S. President: John F. Kennedy
    10th grade Objective: Students will learn that John F. Kennedy was the first President to hold live television press conferences. Students will view John F. Kennedy’s conference and will hold their own press conference discussing major events that transpired during his administration. Motivation Techniques: Students will view Kennedy’s press conference Procedure: 1. Motivational Techniques JFK Press Conference 2. Students will take ...
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    33rd U.S. President: Harry Truman

    33rd U.S. President: Harry Truman
    Goal: Students will be able to identify the style/genre of music when Harry S. Truman was in office. Objective: Students will be able to understand the musical form of blues style music and create their own composition. Motivational technique: Students will learn of how Harry Truman out 33rd president loved music and played the piano. Teacher will play “The Boogie Woogie ...
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    34th U.S. President: Dwight D. Eisenhower

    34th U.S. President: Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Objective: To review U.S. Government and teach the students about Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States. To have the students learn about his life as well as his presidential accomplishments. To use the Internet to conduct research about a given topic. To present information to peers in an organized and coherent manner. Motivational Technique: Use the following two ...
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    32nd U.S. President: Franklin D. Roosevelt

    32nd U.S. President: Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Objective: Students will learn about the history and life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Students will learn about the attack of Pearl Harbor and the American reaction following the attack. Motivational Technique: Students will listen to rap music and follow along. Students will also be told that following unit on President FDR, a field trip will be taken to the Franklin ...
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    31st U.S. President: Herbert Hoover

    31st U.S. President: Herbert Hoover
    Age range: 9-12th grades Subject: Herbert Hoover 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), time of the Great Depression. Objective: To teach the students basic facts about the Presidency of Herbert Hoover and what life was like during his presidency. Main focuses will be on the great depression and the effects that it had on the people of America and economics. ...
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    30th U.S. President: Calvin Coolidge

    30th U.S. President: Calvin Coolidge
    Grade 9th – 12th grade Subject Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States Objective Explore the Great Depression and Calvin Coolidge involvement. Motivational Technique Youtube video clip of debaters talking about whether Coolidge caused the Great Depression • Explain that each student will participate in the exact debate based on the research they have done. Procedure 1. Motivational Technique 2. ...
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    29th U.S. President: Warren Harding

    29th U.S. President: Warren Harding
    Grade 9-12 Objective: Students will learn about the life and term of President Warren G. Harding by researching specific terms associated with him. Motivational Technique: Rap to the tune of Warren G’s “Regulate” with words rewritten to be about President Warren G. Harding Procedure: 1) Hand out rewritten lyrics to “Regulate” with key terms highlighted in blue and red 2) Review ...
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    28th U.S. President: Woodrow Wilson

    28th U.S. President: Woodrow Wilson
    Objective: 1.) Students will be able to identify the hardships standing in the way of Wilson’s want for world peace 2.) Students will be able to identify the difference between Wilson’s personal ideals and the U.S’ policy of isolationism Motivational Technique: Project map of Woodrow Wilson’s cross-country trip to convince the U.S that we should be involved in the League of ...
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    27th U.S. President: William Howard Taft

    27th U.S. President: William Howard Taft
    Objectives: • Students will identify accomplishments throughout the career of William Howard Taft. • Students will distinguish important events in President William Howard Taft’s life. • Students will gather information from various sources. • Students will analyze political cartoons about William Howard Taft. Motivational Technique: The picture below of William Howard Taft will be hanging in the front of the room ...
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    25th U.S. President: William McKinley

    25th U.S. President: William McKinley
    Objective: Students will be able to identify the 25th President William McKinley. Student will be able to list 3 important facts and events about President McKinley and his presidency. Major Events While in Office: • Spanish-American War (1898) • Annexation of Hawaii (1898) • Open Door Policy/Boxer Rebellion (1899-1900) • Gold Standard Act (1900) Motivational Technique: Students will watch a short ...
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    26th U.S. President: Theodore Roosevelt

    26th U.S. President: Theodore Roosevelt
    Grade Level: 9 -12 Objectives: • Students explore a variety of sources, points of view in accessing evidence pertaining to an issue or problem. • Students draw comparisons across eras, noting similarities and differences in issues of the early 20th century and the early 21st century. • Students build arguments supporting their thesis based upon their research. • Students understand the ...
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