President's Day Writing Prompts & Activities (Grades 6-8)
These President's Day Writing prompts are so appropriate for today's world. Your students will be asked to take a look at George Washington's 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. They will be able to discuss these rules in collaborative groups, and write a paper voicing their opinions. In addition to this, they will find many of Abraham Lincoln's famous and not so famous quotes to discuss and write about. Also Included in this resource are task cards, and story starters. Some of them ask the children to put themselves into the shoes of both presidents and write about what they would do to help the citizens of the United States.

There are also graphic organizers, timelines, rough draft activities, and a grading rubric.
What's Inside
Complete Lessons for George Washington and Abraham
Lincoln activities.
2. Graphic Organizers
Pre-Writing Worksheets
Rough Draft Activities
Grading Rubric
Final draft black/white and colorful writing pages
8. Student handouts
9. George Washington
a. Short history
b. Timeline
c. Essay writing from history notes
d. 110 rules of Civility and Decent Behavior that includes
a lesson plan and task cards with story starters.
10. Abraham Lincoln
a. Notes and references,.
b. Lincoln’s quotes
c. Making a timeline from notes.
d. Essay writing about quotes.
e. Task cards and story starters.
11. Contact Information
Copyright©2016 Deann Marin (Socrates Lantern).All rights reserved by author.
Permission for downloads to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use.only. Not for public display.
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  • GW-Rules-of-Task-Cards.jpg
  • Rough-Draft-3.jpg
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Created: Dec 7, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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