The Life Story of President Thomas Jefferson Activity Pack
Thomas Jefferson Activity Pack and Flip-Up Booklet: Students will love learning all about the 3rd President of the United States with this hands-on resource!
Thomas Jefferson will always be remembered as one of the greatest presidents of all time. He played a very important role in America becoming a free and independent nation. He wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in just 17 days!
This Thomas Jefferson Activity Pack includes many interactive activities and learning opportunities for students including:
Informational articles about:
✔Meet Thomas Jefferson
✔His Role in the Declaration of Independence
✔Jefferson and the Westward Expansion
✔Thomas Jefferson becomes President
✔Famous Quote with questions
✔Mini-booklet with timeline
✔Map Activity related to the Louisiana Purchase
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔PLUS a 5 Page Thomas Jefferson Flip-Up Booklet
✔For Elementary Grades – Second grade, Third grade, Fourth grade, Fifth grade
✔Great for Core Knowledge
✔Common Core Aligned
There are 3 main activities:
Introduce the vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.
Next, have students read the informational articles and character study where they will meet Thomas Jefferson and learn all about his life. It starts with him as a young boy and it continues through his presidency. The articles are written in the form of a booklet with questions and scenes for students to connect and color. Pages can be stapled at the top to make one large booklet that fits inside their interactive notebooks or is cut in half to create a mini-booklet. There’s a custom-created Thomas Jefferson organizer to use for review or further research.
There are lots of other student activities in this pack including a famous quote page with questions, Thomas Jefferson Mini-Booklet with timeline, a section on the Louisiana Purchase and a map activity. Have students complete the Mystery Flaps and the 5-page Flip-Up Booklet all about Thomas Jefferson. I usually have them do one page at each center or station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12 x 18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover. Students could then decorate the cover of the booklet.
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