The Curriculum of the Steiner School - Class 8

Notes and Lesson Plans

U.S. Presidents
updated October 20, 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.


Other Helpful Links


General President Books


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

    On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law. The world's first national park was born.


    Eat Like a Bear

    by April Pulley Sayre


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

    we have an Americas First Teddy Bears 14" Morris Michtom Teddy Bear (which my Auntie, who was born in 1911, purchased for my daughter Natalie when she was born in 2002; my Auntie had one of the first Teddy Bears and said that this looked exactly like the original)

    Theodore Roosevelt established the Grand Canyon Game Preserve by proclamation in 1906, and declared Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908


    Grand Canyon

    by Jason Chin


27. William Howard Taft


28. Woodrow Wilson

    The Rocky Mountain National Park Act was signed by President Woodrow Wilson on January 26, 1915, establishing the park boundaries and protecting the area for future generations.


    High as a Hawk: A Brave Girl's Historic Climb

    by T.A. Barron


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

    we have an authentic John F Kennedy campaign button which I found attached to the curtain in my grandmother's laundry room (the house was built in 1959)


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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