Presidents’ Study

Below is the syllabus for our Homeschool Presidents’ Study! Join in or follow along!

Description

To learn through timeline, maps, facts research, reading literature, Hollywood Movies, and report writing about our 45 US Presidents.

HISTORICAL FIGURE: Fact Sheet (Research each president.)

TIMELINE: Person, Date, Location, Achievement (Fill space like a scrapbook with pictures and verbiage. Do rough draft on wall and final copy in blank timeline book.)

TRIVIA CARDS: Name, Picture / Date, Location, Achievement, Adjective (Create, Print, Laminate in Quizlet)

MAPS: Using objectivity, draw one 8” x 10” map per week that tells a story or leads to some conclusion about the figures and time periods studied. (A map with no conclusion will not count. For example, draw a map of Europe of all the US Presidents who were born there. Or Draw a map of the Midwestern US with all the Presidents born there.  Would a map of all Republican Presidents tell a story? Place or birth or place of achievements? Can you map all the presidents’ homes that are museums today? World Map with all 45 presidents place of birth? Any map telling a story will work.  Be creative for extra credit!)

READING: Read 5 presidential biographies/autobiographies/memoirs of your choosing and mom’s approval.

WRITING: One research paper, LTW Essays 7,8, and 9

WORKSHEETS: Mom will include a section of worksheets to go through.

MOVIES: Watch 8 movies of your choosing and mom’s approval, then do a movie review worksheet. (You can fill it out while watching the movie to save time.) Movie suggestions: Lincoln by Spielberg, JFK by Stone, Nixon by Stone, Hyde Park on Hudson, Thirteen Days, The Crossing (George Washington), Truman (1995), Jefferson in Paris, The President’s Lady (Andrew Jackson), John Adams (Series Drama), 1776, The Butler, The Reagans, The Kennedy’s (Series Drama), PT109 (JFK – WW2)

Course Schedule

Week Topic Reading Exercises
1/9/17  

Presidents 1-3

 

List first book here,

His Excellency

His Excellency

You will read 5 books on presidents.

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Read Book

 

1/16/17 Presidents 4-6 Movie:

The Crossing

The Crossing

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

Wall Timeline Updated

LTW 7 ANI

Worksheet

1/23/17 Presidents 7-9

 

 

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

LTW 7 Organize

1/30/17 Presidents 10-12 Movie:

Lee Daniels

The Butler

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

Wall Timeline Updated

LTW 7 Elocute / Turn in

Worksheet

2/6/17 Presidents 13 – 15 Second Book:

Lincoln’s Last Days

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

Quizlet 10 Trivia Cards

Worksheet

Read Book

2/20/17 Presidents 16-18 Movie:

Hyde Park on Hudson

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

Wall Timeline Updated

LTW 8 ANI

Worksheet

2/27/17 Presidents 19 – 21 Movie: _____________

___________________

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

Quizlet 10 Trivia Cards

LTW 8 Organize

Worksheet

3/6/17 Presidents 22 – 24 Movie: _____________

___________________

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

LTW 8 Elocute / Turn in

Worksheets

3/13/17 Presidents 25 – 27 Third Book:

The President and the Assassin

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

Worksheets

Read Book

3/20/17 Presidents 28 – 30

Movie: Lincoln

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

Wall Timeline Updated

LTW 9 ANI

Worksheet

Movie Review Sheet

4/10/17 Presidents 31 – 33 Movie: _____________

___________________

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

Draw 1 Map

Quizlet 10 Trivia Cards

LTW 9 Organize

Movie Review Sheet

4/17/17 Presidents 34 – 36 Movie: _____________

___________________

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

  • Kenedy
  • Johnson
  • Nixon

Draw 1 Map

Wall Timeline Updated

LTW 9 Elocute / Turn In

Worksheet

Movie Review Sheet

4/24/17 Presidents 37 – 39 Fourth Book: _________________

_________________

3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

  • Ford
  • Carter
  • Reagan

Draw 1 Map

Read Book

5/1/17 Presidents 40 – 42 3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

  •  Bush
  • Clinton
  • Bush

Draw 1 Map

Wall Timeline Updated

Book 4 Research Report (Use 2 additional resources on this president to write report. Include Bibliography.)

5/8/17 Presidents 43 – 45 3 Presidents’ Fact Sheets

  • Obama
  • Trump

Quizlet 15 Trivia Cards (Print/Laminate)

Finalize Timeline in Notebook

5/15/17 FINAL EXAM Re-Memorize President’s Song (Sing for Mom and Dad)

Study: Presidents’ Final Exam 5/12