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ACTIVITIES TO PRINT
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INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
INTERACTIVE GAMES
LESSON PLANS
LISTENING
VOCABULARY
WEBQUESTS

 

(Updated on 17/01/2017)

 

 

VOCABULARY :

 

 

  • Inaugural words : from 1789 to the present
    "A look at the language of presidential inaugural addresses."
    + Interactive graphic

    (nytimes.com)
    "“Word clouds” highlighting the most-used words in each inaugural address can be seen. In addition, words that were used in each address much more than in the other ones given in history are identified. Plus, by clicking on each word you are shown how it was used in a sentence.
    Comparing the words and even just using them as a vocabulary-building exercise for English Language Learners make this an excellent resource."
    (Larry Ferlazzo)

 

 

LISTENING :

 

  • Presidential Facts and 'Firsts' - Text + Audio
    "The third Monday of February is known as Presidents’ Day in the United States.
    For almost 100 years, America officially honored the birthday of its first president, George Washington, on February 22. That is his birthday.
    That date was a national holiday until 1968."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Nation's Third President - Text + Audio
    "Jefferson lives vividly in the American imagination – even more than 100 years after his presidency and death.
    In the United States, Jefferson’s name is often linked to the country’s history of self-government, slavery, separation of church and state, and public education."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • John Adams: The Nation's Second President - Text + Audio
    "John Adams followed George Washington into the highest elected office in the United States of America.
    He took over the job of president at a time when people were not sure if the new country would survive."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Washington Has Three Birthdays and Other Presidential Fun Facts - Article + Audio + Quiz - 15 February 2015
    "Americans honor the first president, George Washington, in February.
    But the day the United States government calls George Washington's Birthday is not really his birthday.
    Some states consider the holiday a time to remember other past presidents, too. How much do you know about American leaders?"

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Happy Birthday Mr. President
    "Learn about George Washington's birthday and how it became known as Presidents' Day."
    (beaconlearningcenter.com)

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :

 

  • Name that President
    "Look at the picture of the President and click on his name. This game has 10 questions."
    (primarygames)
  • Presidents' Day Quizz 1 : réponses avec explications. (factmonster)
  • Presidents' Day Quizz 2 : idem. (advanced)


ACTIVITIES TO PRINT :

 

  • "Voici 2 worksheets pour mes élèves de 1ère et peut-être aussi Terminales..." :
    - Elections quiz (.docx)
    - Trump's biography in pictures (.docx)

    - Text about Clinton (.docx)
    Worksheets créées par Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

  • US elections:
    Worksheet - US elections: Vocabulary and wordsearch (.doc)
    Quiz - How much do you know? - with answers
    (.doc)
    Created by Jannien JOLAIN (Ac. Poitiers)

  • "Taking the oath ceremony". DOC / PDF
    Préparation pour élèves de LP (bep - bac pro)
    envoyée par Sylviane Vialaneix (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

    "La fiche est prévue pour être présentée en deux parties :
    - 1ère partie :  EO et EE à partir de l'image, puis courte CO sur 'the taking of the oath' (téléchargeable en un clic) à partir du site de la fiche
    - 2ème partie : CE article de presse"

 

 

LESSON PLANS :

 

  • Lesson 26: This Game Is Fun! - Text + Audio + Videos + Quiz
    "Anna plays the game "Catch Americana" and learns more about U.S. Presidents. She also learns to watch where she walks!"

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Inauguration Day Lessons
    "Every four years on January 20, an important event occurs in the United States:
    A president takes the Oath of Office during an inauguration ceremony.
    This week, Education World offers ten super activities to help your students learn about and commemorate the inauguration.
    Included: Activities in which students write letters to the president, create presidential portraits, complete an inauguration trivia hunt, and much more."

    (Education World)

     

  • PRESIDENTS' DAY (Education World)


 

WEBQUESTS :

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE GAMES :

 

 

  • Pick the U.S. Presidents - interactive game
    (mentalfloss.com)

  • PRESIDENTS' DAY - GAMES
    (learninggamesforkids.com)

    Presidents & First Ladies Card Flip 
    "challenges players to match the names of presidents with the names of their wives.
    It’s trickier than it sounds because the first ladies are listed by their maiden names."

     Match ’Em Up. 
    "In one version players choose which Presidents and Vice-Presidents worked together. In another they match the nickname to the president."

    Type It Presidential Inaugurations. 
    "You’ll have to guess the year of the inaugurations of several presidents in order to win. This is great for AP History review!"

    Unscramble 
    "challenges players to spell the names of the presidents by rearranging the letters in their names."

    Speedy Speller
    "challenges players to quickly spell words while listening to sentences that teach about former presidents.
    Choose Fun Facts I, II, or III or George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or John Adams."

 

 

GAMES TO PRINT :