U.S. Presidents (American History Series)
The 128-page Mark Twain U.S. Presidents Workbook for grades 5–8+ provides biographical sketches on all the people who have been President of the United States. Each lesson includes a reading selection, a recalling key details page, and enhancement activities. The presidential biographies include the person's early years, how they became president, what happened during their term's in office, and how they spent their years after leaving office. Activities are focused on using the informational text to develop reading comprehension skills.
The American History Series has crafted an imaginative way to help children learn American history. The books take readers on a journey through each time period, providing great insight into the life and times of the people that made the times so intriguing and important to our history. Each chapter discusses people, events, or objects in concise detail (depending on the topic at the time), not boring children with unnecessary information. The written information-usually a page in length-is followed by a creative exercise or quiz for the student to complete. A few exercises require students to do further research, usually online. Included are answer keys and timelines, and the pages come perforated for easy removal to complete the activities and quizzes as well as being reproducible. Children will see drawings of the people and maps of what they're studying, making the information come alive; they will learn about the people, tools and their uses, and the places that concern the period of history they're studying at the time. Because the information covers not only history but geography and the social life at the time, the American History Series provides students with a comprehensive overview of early American history. 122 pgs, pb. - John