The Curriculum of the Steiner School - Class 8

Notes and Lesson Plans

U.S. Presidents
updated June 11, 2020


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U.S. Presidents
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Rationale

2020 being an election year, I will be doing a block on the U.S. Presidents even though my students were younger than eighth grade age. I plan to pair it, later in the year, with a block on Fearless Women Who Made American History. This takes the place of my Virtuous People block.

These are my notes as my thoughts about this block begin to come together.


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My curated collection of visuals! Browse sample main lesson book pages, watercolor paintings, chalkboard drawings, etc. for the topics of U.S. Presidents and U.S. History.


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List of Presidents


18th Century

1. George Washington

2. John Adams


19th Century

3. Thomas Jefferson

4. James Madison

5. James Monroe

6. John Quincy Adams

7. Andrew Jackson

8. Martin Van Buren

9. William Henry Harrison

10. John Tyler

11. James K Polk

12. Zachary Taylor

13. Millard Fillmore

14. Franklin Pierce

15. James Buchanan

16. Abraham Lincoln

17. Andrew Johnson

18. Ulysses S Grant

19. Rutherford B Hayes

20. James Garfield

21. Chester A Arthur

22. Grover Cleveland

23. Benjamin Harrison

24. Grover Cleveland

25. William McKinley


20th Century

26. Theodore Roosevelt

27. William Howard Taft

28. Woodrow Wilson

29. Warren G Harding

30. Calvin Coolidge

31. Herbert Hoover

32. Franklin D Roosevelt

33. Harry S Truman

34. Dwight D Eisenhower

35. John F Kennedy

36. Lyndon B Johnson

37. Richard M Nixon

38. Gerald R Ford

39. James Carter

40. Ronald Reagan

41. George H W Bush

42. William Clinton


21st Century

43. George W Bush

44. Barack Obama

45. Donald Trump




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