The Curriculum of the Steiner School - Class 8

Notes and Lesson Plans

U.S. Presidents
updated September 12, 2021

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U.S. Presidents
for Class 8


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

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

46. Joseph Biden

My blog posts from teaching this topic:

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