Anyway, I decided that the first day back to school after Christmas was a great day to learn about the presidents. The main thing holding me back has been what format to use for a report form. I have a bunch of resource books of different types with Presidential Report Forms on them, but none of them included all the things I wanted them to cover and many contained things I didn't feel were important (like name 4 cabinet members).
So, combining a bunch of resources, I came up with an interview format, a paste-down portrait, and a poem to fill in.
Hey! It copied in here. Well, there you go. Feel free to use, if it tickles your fancy.
An Interview with President __________________
Mr. President, when and where were you born?
What was your education and what jobs did you have before you were president?
When were you President of the United States of America?
What was your political party?
Who was your Vice President?
Did you have a nickname?
What were some important things that happened while you were President?
Who was your First Lady and what was special about her?
Tell us a few interesting facts about you or your presidency.
Were you a good president? Why or why not
When and how did you die?
A Portrait of You
A poem I wrote about you
______________ (first name)
____________________, ___________________, (four adjectives or phrases)
Who loved _____________________
Who believed ___________________
Who wanted _________________
Who used __________________
Who gave _____________________
Who said ____(quote written in best handwriting)_________
________________ (last name)
The poem is taken from this resource book
Here are the resources we are using:
I'm sure there are other great resources out there. These happen to be the ones we own and I've placed a moratorium on my purchase of new homeschool materials. Eep! I own a lot of stuff!