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FC: Our First 10 American Presidents

1: In this book you will find some interesting facts and trivia about our first ten presidents of the United States of America.

2: Birthday: February 22, 1732 Birthplace: Wakefield, Virginia College or University: none Religion: Episcopalian Occupation or Profession: Planter, Surveyor, Military Military Rank: General Married: (January 6, 1759) Mrs. Martha Dandridge Custis Children: 2 step grandchildren - John "Jackie" Parke Custis and Martha "Patsy" Parke Custis Died: December 14, 1799 Age at Death: 67 Place of Burial: Mount Vernon, Virginia | George Washington 1789-1797

3: President number: First President of U.S. Political Party: Federalist Runner Up: none Vice President: John Adams Age at Inauguration: 57 Served: 1789-1797 Number of terms: 2 Other Offices or Commissions: President of Constitutional Convention, Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of new United States Army Only President to be elected unanimously Only President inaugurated in 2 cities - New York and Philidelphia Only President that did not live in the White House. He was involved in the planning of the Capitol. Washington did his own bookkeeping and recorded every penny of expense or profit. His ledgers still exist today. There were 13 stars on the United States flag when Washington became President in 1789. Five states were added to the Union during Washington's presidency - North Carolina (1789), Rhode Island (1790), Vermont (1791), Kentucky (1792), and Tennesee (1796).

4: John Adams 1797-1801 | Birthday: October 30, 1735 Birthplace: Braintree, MA College or University: Harvard Religion: Unitarian Occupation or Profession: Lawyer Married: Abigail Smith Adams Children: Abigail Amelia, John Quincy, Susanna Adams, Charles Adams, Thomas Boyston, Elizabeth Adams Died: July 4, 1826 Age at Death: 90 Place of Burial: Quincy, MA

5: President number: 2nd Political Party: Federalist Runner Up: Thomas Jefferson Vice President: Thomas Jefferson Age at Inauguration: 61 Served: 1797 - 1801 Number of terms: 1 Other Offices or Commissions: Commissioner to France, Minister to Great Britain, Vice-President John and Abigail Adams were the first people to live in the newly built president's home in Washington, D.C. The building was not called the White House then, as it is now. It was referred to as the President's Palace.

6: Thomas Jefferson 1801 - 1809 | Thomas Jefferson 1801 - 1809 | Birthday: April 13, 1743 Birthplace: Albemarle County, VA College or University: William and Mary Religion: Unitarian (but never joined a church) Occupation or Profession: Planter & Lawyer Military Rank: Colonel Married: Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson Children: Martha Jefferson Randolph, Jane Randolph, an unnamed son, Mary Wayles, Lucy Elizabeth, and Lucy Elizabeth again. Died: July 4, 1826 Age at Death: 83 Place of Burial: Monticello, VA

7: President number: 3rd Political Party: Democratic-Republican Runner Up: Aaron Buur & Charles C. Pickney Vice President: Aaron Burr Age at Inauguration: 57 Served: 1801 - 1809 Number of terms: 2 Other Offices or Commissions: Wrote the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Virginia, Minister to France, Secretary of State, Vice-President. The crowning achievement of Jefferson's presidency was the purchase of the Louisiana territory known as the Louisiana Purchase. He authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition. It was an expedition which explored the land the U.S. obtained through the Louisiana Purchase.

8: James Madison 1809 - 1870 | Birthday: March 16, 1751 Birthplace: Port Conway, Virginia Religion: Episcopalian Occupation or Profession: Lawyer Military Rank: Colonel Married: Dolley Todd Madison Died: June 28, 1836 Age at Death: 85 Place of Burial: Montpelier, Virginia

9: President number: 4th Political Party: Democrat-Republican Runner Up: Charles C. Pickney - DeWitt Clinton Vice President: George Clinton - Elbridge Gerry Age at Inauguration: 57 Served: 1809-1817 Number of terms: 2 Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of State When he took office, there were 7 million people living in the United States.

10: James Monroe 1817 - 1825 | Birthday: April 28, 1758 Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia College or University: College of William and Mary Religion: Episcopalian Occupation or Profession: Lawyer Military Rank: Major Married: Elizabeth Kortright Monroe Children: 2 daughters and 1 son Died: July 4, 1831 Age at Death: 73 Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia | James Monroe 1817 - 1825 | James Monroe 1817 - 1825 | James Monroe 1817 - 1825

11: President number: 5th Political Party: Democrat-Republican Runner Up: Rufus King Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins Age at Inauguration: 58 Other Offices or Commissions: Congress of the Confederation, U.S. Senator, Minister to France, Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State, Secretary of War. The Missouri Compromise and the Monroe Doctrine were constructed during Monroe's presidentcy. He also purchase Florida from Spain in 1819.

12: John Quincy Adams 1825 - 1829 | Birthday: July 11, 1767 Birthplace: Braintree, MA College or University: Harvard Religion: Unitarian Occupation or Profession: Lawyer Married: Louisa Catherine (Johnson) Adams Children: 4 children Died: February 23, 1848 Age at Death: 80 Place of Burial: Quincy, MA

13: President number: 6th Political Party: Democratic-Republican Runner Up: Andrew Jackson Vice President: John C. Calhoun Age at Inauguration: 57 Served: 1825-1829 Number of terms: 1 Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. Senator, Minister to Russia, Minister to Great Britain, Secretary of State He served in the House of Representatives for 17 years and remains the only president to hold office in the House after his presidential term expired.

14: Andrew Jackson 1829 - 1837 | Birthday: March 15, 1767 Birthplace: Waxhaw Settlement, S.C. College or University: none Religion: Presbyterian Occupation or Profession: Lawyer Military Rank: (2 Stars) Major General Married: Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson Children: 10 adopted children Died: June 8,1845 Age at Death: 78 Place of Burial: Hermitage, Tn.

15: President number: 7th Political Party: Democrat Runner Up: John Quincy Adams - Henry Clay Vice President: John C. Calhoun - Martin Van Buren Age at Inauguration: 61 Served: 1829-1837 Number of terms : 2 Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senator, Provisional governor of Flordia. Two states were admitted to the Union during Jackson's presidential years, Arkansas in 1836 and Michigan in 1837.

16: Martin Van Buren 1837 - 1841 | Birthday: December 5, 1782 Birthplace: Kinderhook, NY College or University: no college Religion: Dutch Reformed Occupation or Profession: Lawyer Married: Hannah Hoes Van Buren Children: 4 sons Died: July 24, 1862 Age at Death: 79 Place of Burial: Kinderhook, NY

17: President number: 8th Political Party: Democrat Runner Up: William H. Harrison Vice President: Richard M. Johnson Age at Inauguration: 54 Served: 1837 - 1841 Number of terms: 1 Other Offices or Commissions: N.Y. Senator, U.S. Senator, Governor of N.Y., Secretary of State, Vice-President He was the first president born as a United States citizen.

18: William Harrison 1841 | Birthday: February 9, 1773 Birthplace: Berkeley, Va. College or University: Hampden-Sydney Religion: Episcopalian Occupation or Profession: Farmer Military Rank: (2 Stars) Major General Married: Anna Symmes Harrison Children: 6 sons and 4 daughters Died: April 4, 1841 Age at Death: 68 Place of Burial: North Bend, Ohio

19: President number: 9th Political Party: Whig Runner Up: Martin Van Buren Vice President: John Tyler Age at Inauguration: 68 Served: 1841 Number of terms: less than 1 Other Offices or Commissions: Governor of Indiana Territory, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senator, U.S. Minister to Colombia He was the first president to die in office. He served one month, the shortest term of any president. He gave the longest inauguration speech of any president (8,445 words).

20: John Tyler 1841 - 1845 | Birthday: March 29, 1790 Birthplace: Greenway, Va. College or University: William and Mary Religion: Episcopalian Occupation or Profession: Lawyer Military Rank: Captain Married: Letitia Christian Tyler (1st wife) Julia Gardiner Taylor Children: 8 children by 1st wife, 7 children by 2nd wife Died: January 18, 1862 Age at Death: 71 Place of Burial: Richmond, Va.

21: President number: 10th Political Party: Whig Vice President: None Age at Inauguration: 51 Served: 1841 - 1845 Number of terms: 1 Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives, Governor of Virginia, U.S. Senator, Vice-President He was known as a president without a party, and was threatened with impeachment by both the Whigs and the Democratic party.

22: MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Amy Carlstead Email Address: acarlstead@hotmail.com Semester Created: Fall 2008 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: Discover a President Brief Description: Students will be learning about the past presidents of the United States. Students will choose one of our American presidents (other than those that are shown in this example) and will research their president to discover information about their president. They will need to find specific facts about their president as well as the contributions that person made during their presidency. That information will be collected and formatted to create a new page in our American Presidents MixBook. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: I want students to learn that the information that we collect can be used to create something new that future classes or people can benefit from such as a book. Students will learn how to be creative with their text, backgrounds, and pictures while creating the pages to their book. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: I believe that I would first engage the students by introducing them to interesting trivia about our president. This will capture their interest and they will feel motivated to learn more about our presidents. The hope is that the students will be excited about the trivia they find about their president and will be enthused to share their information with the class. For example, did you know that George Washington was the only president that did not live in the White House? Did you know that William, Harrison served the shortest term as president? He was only president for one month. I think a few of these facts will excite students to want to find their own facts about the presidents that they can share with their classmates. SUBJECT AREA(S) Reading Writing Social Studies/History GRADE LEVEL Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4

23: DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION The students will be introduced to our first ten American presidents through the sample MixBook that was created. The MixBook will introduce the students to facts and trivia about our earlier presidents and to the contributions they gave while in office. Students will be able to explore the book reading the pages and answering discussion questions about what they had read. The students will then be given a president at random to investigate. The reason the students were given a president at random was so that students could learn about some of the less familiar presidents as well as the more popular presidents. This will also prevent controversy from occurring where two students want the same president. The students will investigate information about their presidents collecting facts, trivia, and contributions. This information should come from a variety of sources including, books, encyclopedias, and online. Once the facts have been collected, the students will organize their facts according to the method I have demonstrated in the sample MixBook. The students will be able to choose a photograph of their president to incorporate with their information. The students will have the freedom to choose background, fonts, and colors when assembling their MixBook page. After all pages have been added to the MixBook, students will be able to read their page about their president’s to the class. These MixBooks can also be published and printed. A class created MixBook would be a great addition to your classroom library. Standards, Benchmarks, Student Learning Targets (use all that apply as related to the “Big Idea” you are addressing) GLE #1: The SWBAT describe the contributions of non-Missourians. e.g., George Washington, Abraham Lincoln (GLE Social Studies, Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States. Strand 3 Concept A - Grade 1) (Performance Standards 1.4, 1.5, 1.10, 2.1, 2.7) GLE #2: The SWBAT follow a writing process to independently use a simple graphic organizer in pre-writing, generate a draft, routinely reread and revise work, routinely edit and proofread for capitalization and ending punctuation, independently publish writing. (GLE Communication Arts, Apply a writing process in composing text. Strand 1 Concept A - Grade 3 & 4) (Performance Standards 1.8, 2.1, 2.2) STUDENT ASSESSMENT Students will create a MixBook page including information found on their assigned president. This page should include the following information: birth date, birth place, College or University, occupation or profession, wife’s name, the number of children, date of death, and age at death. The following information is required regarding the presidency, president number, political party, vice president, age at inauguration, years serves, number of terms, other offices or commissions, and contributions made during the presidency. A professional picture of the president should be included on the page. The page will be graded on content, spelling, and variety of recourses used. While the students work the teacher should walk among the students to monitor their progress and answer any questions that may arise.

24: PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Social Studies 1.4 Students will use technological tools and other resources to locate, select and organize information. 1.5 Students will comprehend and evaluate written, visual and oral presentations and works. 1.10 Students will apply acquired information, ideas and skills to different contexts as students, workers, citizens and consumers. 2.1 Students will plan and make written, oral, and visual presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences. 2.7 Students will use technological tools to exchange information and ideas. Communication Arts 1.8 Students will organize data, information and ideas into useful forms for analysis or presentation. 2.1 Students will plan and make written, oral and visual presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences. 2.2 Students will review and revise communications to improve accuracy and clarity. COLLABORATION Instructional Technology Specialists can be included to help assist the students in learning on the computer. The teacher and the Technology Specialist can collaborate together on the lesson so that both subjects receive the maximum benefit.

25: LESSON IMPLEMENTATION The lesson will take approximately one hour each day over a five day period. Prerequisite Skills: Students must be able to have basic typing skills. ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ELL/IEP Students: Students will be able to have more one-on-one assistance on completing the lesson. Students may also work to create their pages with a partner. Assistive Technology Needs: If students need assistance with the technological devices than the students may create their page with a partner who is familiar with the technology being used. MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION TIPS The students should be aware of all deadlines. This will make many students aware that they do not have time to waste in completing the project. The teacher should monitor the students during the process of collecting data and assembly of their MixBook page. Students are more likely to remain on task if the teacher remains present and involved. Students should also be aware of any punishments that will be received if he/she misbehaves. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT A computer for each student, pencils, paper, and numerous books and periodicals for student use are the materials and resources needed to complete the lesson. TECHNOLOGY MixBook (application) www.mixbook.com

26: UNIT PLAN FLOW CHART/TIMELINE Day 1: The students will be given an introduction to the lesson which will include an explanation of the lesson and the objectives. Using an overhead projector and a computed, the teacher will show the students the example MixBook that is found at http://ready4school.pbwiki.com. This example shows the information about Our First Ten American Presidents. Students should be introduced to this information and informed that their page should follow the same format as the example. This part of the lesson should take no longer than a half an hour. The students should then be assigned their president that they are to investigate. With any additional class time the students should be instructed to begin the study of their president using only books or periodicals. By restricting their research to only printed text on this day valuable time will be saved from having to go and log on to computers. They will need pencils and paper to record the information that they find. Day 2: On this day students will go to the library to investigate their president. For recording their discovered information the students will need pencils, paper, and access to printed text and on-line information. The students may use printed text as well on-line sources to conduct their information. The students should be reminded that the students will need to use a variety of sources including at least one printed text. While the students are investigating the instructor should walk among the students monitoring their progress and assuring that the students remain on task. The teacher should be available to answer any questions that the students may have.

27: Day 3: The students will use the time in class today to begin constructing and assembling their MixBook page. Before the assembly, the teacher should demonstrate the log on process and allow students to explore the tools on MixBook that they will use to complete their page. The student’s should be directed onto the Mixbook website and shown how to create a MixBook by using these tools. Some students may need more time to conduct their investigation; however, they should be completed with the investigation of their president by the end of the class period and be ready to assemble their MixBook the following class period. Day 4: All students should be working on completing their MixBook pages today. They will have until the end of class to create, assemble, and save their MixBook page. The teacher should be available to assist students in using the tools on the website as well and answering any questions. The students should only be on the MixBook website. The teacher should monitor the students to ensure that they remain on task and on the proper website. Day 5: Students will be using the overhead projector and computer to show their classmates the MixBook page they created. They should present the information that they discovered about their president to their class. This information should be the same as what is included on their page. This presentation should take anywhere from three to five minutes. At the end of the presentation students should be able to ask their classmate questions about the president that was presented.

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