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FAKE News!Can you Tell The REAL News?

Rachel Carson, A Reader's Theater Script

A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts on Famous Women

William Shakespeare,a Reader's Theater Script(Birthday 4/23)

A Bundle of Readings on Famous Women

Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer(A Reading)

History of Candy, A Webquest!

Mesopotamia: A Bundle of Resources

Phoenicians, A Bundle of Resources

ALL Things Egyptian!

Revolutionary War Bundle

Civil War Bundle

Learn About Our Government Bundle

Writers: A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts

STEM BIographies! 6 Reader's Theater Scripts

STEM BIOGRAPHIES, Reader's Theater Scripts (Part 2)

Everything has a History!)*also sold individually

Civics:Learn about Our Government: A Bundle of Resources!

U.S. Landmarks!

World Landmarks!

My Book- Fashion Rules!

My Book-Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

Reader's Theater Scripts(Biographies in Ancient History):

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Is That FAKE News?

Anti-Bullying Resources

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Bell Ringers!

In the News!
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Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis

and the Purple Adventure Goggles


The Wooden Cookie Box Story The Wooden Cookie Box

DBQ Activities!

Facts to Wow your Friends!

World Landmarks: Lots of fun things to use with your students!

Teaching Ideas!


Geography Activities

Geography Ideas!

Purpleannie's Travels

Crossword Puzzles!

Short Reads of interest

Dive into Career Choices

Teaching Tips A-Z

Mrs. Waffenschmidt
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Check out all the other Presidential Information and Activities at this link:
  • Vote, Vote, Vote
  • 1. Presidents of the United States have long had an assortment of pets. John Quincy Adams had silk worms and an alligator, James Buchanan had a eagle and an elephant and Martin Van Buren had two tiger cubs. Which three presidents didn't have any pets?_________,_________ and ________ What types of pets were Rebecca and Horace:_____________, Enoch:__________, and Nip, Tuck, and Snowflake:_________________,all pets of President Calvin Coolidge? Which president had parakeets named Bluebell and Marybelle?_________ Go to this link to find the answers:Fact Monster

    2. In 1901, which president officially named the presidential residence, the White House?__________. What were three other names used for the residence prior to this?_______________ ________________ ________________. Find the answer at this link: Factmonster

    3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only president elected to ______ terms of office and was the first president to be on television! His hobbies included swimming and sailing. FDR had a collection of _______________. When the King and Queen of England were guests at the White House , President Roosevelt served this to his royal guests!_______ President Roosevelt was the first president to appoint a woman to his cabinet. Go to this link to find the answers: Kids National Geographic

    4. President George Washington was the only president to not live in the White House. The building where the presidents reside was designed by ___________. In 1814, the __________set the White House on fire during the War of ______________. President Theodore Roosevelt was the first to name the executive building, the White House. Before this, it was known as the Executive Mansion and Presiden'ss House. Who was the president when electricity was installed in the White House?Go to this site for the answers:Enchanted Learning

    5. President Lincoln was the first president to wear a beard. Other such bread wearing presidents were Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield and Benjamin Harrison. Which four presidents wore mustaches? __________ , _____________,__________ and _________.Go to this link to find the answers:Washington Post
    6. In 1954,Hail to the Chief , was selected as the official music played to announce the President of the United States.
    Written by an English composer named ____________,it has been used since 1852 with the inauguration of__________. Before this song is played, what is the music played to announce the president is about to enter a room?_______________. Which two instruments are used for this tune?________ and _______ Go to this link to find the answers:
    7. Of all the vice presidents to hold the office, nine succeeding to the Presidency with the death of the president. Which vice president became president with the assassination of John F. Kennedy?_____________. Who became president with the resignation of President Richard Nixon?_________ Of the 14 vice presidents to become President, only four were actually elected in a presidential election. Name the four:______________,_______________,_________________and ____________________.Go to this link to find the answers:


    If you'd like a webquest on Abraham Lincoln. Click here:Abraham Lincoln Webquest!

    Don't Forget the Ladies-First Ladies. Check out this fun/informative webquest:First Ladies(Webquest)

    Download FREEBIE: Presidential Trivia(with extension activities). Great for an Interactive Notebook Activity. Click here:FREEBIE: Presidential Trivia(Interactive Notebook Activity)

    Learn about the White House:The White House(A Webquest!)

    Although I have tried to find child friendly websites, always preview the sites prior to giving the cyberhunt to your students and then monitor your students that they stay on the site that is listed for the activity. Thanks!
    Contact me if you'd like me to send along the key.

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    My complete web quest on the 2016 Presidential Election has 12 questions, comprehension questions and several extension activities.

    Check out these other resources on this topic:

    1. Presidential Trivia Webquest:
    2. Hillary Clinton Reader's Theater Script:
    3. Presidential Challenges:(quizzes-What do you know about the presidents):

    4. I also have BUNDLE of Resources on this topic:Presidential Election: A Bundle of Resources!

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