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US Presidents & Elections - Chapter Summary
This short chapter is filled with entertaining lessons students can access anytime to learn about or strengthen their knowledge of various U.S. presidents and elections. These fun lessons for kids keep students engaged as they study important moments in presidential history. Accompanying the lessons are mini quizzes designed to test students' understanding of key concepts. A practice exam is available to gauge their comprehension of all lessons in this chapter. Students can track their progress and submit lesson topic questions to our experts using the Dashboard.
- Lincoln-Douglas debates
- Summary of the election of 1860
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with U.S. presidents and elections will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about presidents and elections in the United States.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding presidential debates
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about election of 1860.
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
- Students who struggle to understand their history teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra history resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover U.S. presidents and elections topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about elections in the United States.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands U.S. presidents by completing the US Presidents & Elections chapter exam.
1. Lincoln-Douglas Debates Summary Lesson for Kids
In the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas argued about slavery. There were seven of the debates, and they happened in different cities in Illinois during 1858.
2. Election of 1860 Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts
The election of 1860 was unlike any other in American history. Find out what happened, about the candidates running for president that year, and how Abraham Lincoln won an incredibly tough race!
3. President's Day Facts: Lesson for Kids
Do you know what the real name for President's Day is? In this lesson, discover the history behind this holiday, and find out why it is always in February.
4. President Obama Facts: Lesson for Kids
This lesson will give you facts about the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Continue reading to learn about his life, his career, and the many things he accomplished.
5. President George Washington: Lesson for Kids
George Washington was a hero of the Revolution who was excitedly elected to be the first president of the United States of America. In this lesson, will learn how Washington worked with the new government and set the stage for presidents to come.
6. Electing a President: Lesson for Kids
Every four years, the United States votes for president. How do we do this? Do we count who gets the most votes? Is that fair? What about who wins the most states? Is that fair? This is the problem the Founding Fathers had. Let's figure this out together.
7. President Lincoln: Lesson for Kids
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of our country. From humble beginnings, Lincoln went on to lead our country through the Civil War. In this lesson, you will learn about Abraham Lincoln and his presidency.
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