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Send your students on an online scavenger hunt to learn about American presidential facts and the holiday that celebrates them! The websites included in the search are rich with historical information and will get your students reading for information and practicing their online search skills.
Here’s how it works:
- Download the Scavenger Hunt Printable and distribute it to your students. Students can work individually or in pairs.
- Send your students to this link to get started.
- Explain to your class that they will find the answer to each question at the link provided but they will need to read carefully.
Presidential facts answer key:
1. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732.
2. It is a myth that George Washington’s false teeth were made of wood. They were likely made out of a combination of human teeth, animal teeth and ivory.
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863 declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
5. The four presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt.
6. Eleanor Roosevelt
7. Some unusual presidential pets have included: President Hoover’s opossum, President Coolidge’s raccoon and President’s Woodrow Wilson’s herd of sheep on the White House lawn. Other possible answers include a badger, a pony, snakes, owls, and even tiger cubs and elephants.
8. From right to left, the photo depicts Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.
9. White signifies purity and innocence, red, hardiness and valor, and blue, signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.
10. The new president elected in 2016 will take office on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017.