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					                 McKinley Educational Lesson Plans
                                  Grade Level 4


Ohio Standards:
Social Studies Skills and Methods

Obtaining Information

    1.    Use primary and secondary sources to answer questions about Ohio history.



Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Rights and Responsibilities

    1.    Explain the importance of leadership and public service.


Objective: The students will research basic information on past presidents from the state
of Ohio.


Activity One:

   1. Begin by explaining how Ohio has become known as “the Mother of Presidents”,
      and list the eight presidents who have come from Ohio.
   2. Assign one president to each student or form eight groups, assigning one
      president to each group. Each group or student should find the following
      information: Name, place of birth, party affiliation, and date of presidential term,
      vice president and one interesting fact about his life.
   3. Next day – List all information found on board. Pass out five pieces of
      computer/typing paper to each student.
   4. Create a layer book. Layer the papers on top of each other keeping the top
      margins about one inch apart. Fold in half so that each flap can be lifted to see
      printed information. Staple on crease.
   5. On each margin write the president’s name. Under the flap write all pertinent
      information found on the president.
   6. Collect for possible grade or display on bulletin board.




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Activity Two:

   1. Begin by explaining how Ohio has become known as “the Mother of Presidents”,
      and list the eight presidents who have come from Ohio.
   2. Assign one president to each student. For homework, each student must find the
      following information on their president: Full name, place of birth, age at time of
      presidency, date of presidential term(s), vice-president, party affiliation, 3
      interesting facts, and pictures.
   3. Create a book. Include information and pictures. Teacher will pass out a map of
      Ohio and the student will label correct city of birth for their assigned president.




                 These educational lesson plans are designed for Grades 3, 4, 9, and 10
                     to aid teachers in instruction about President William McKinley
                in conjunction with the McKinley Birthplace Home & Research Center.



                         Prepared by the staff of McKinley Memorial Library.
                                            40 N. Main St.
                                           Niles, OH 44446
                                                  2006




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