Process

 

Starting at the home of George Washington,  you will be traveling through time to the famous homes of our first 7 presidents.  Before you can return home, you must do the following:

1.  Record on the map provided the home state of each of the president's homes.

2.  Record three major events in the lives of each president on the given timelines.  With each entry, provide an illustration to help you remember the event.

Ready?  Let's Travel to....

1.  Mount Vernon, Home of George Washington.

Welcome!  You have arrived at the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States.  Upon your arrival,  look around the following site to see what Mount Vernon looks like.

http://www.mountvernon.org

Mount Vernon is located near Alexandria, Virginia.  Using the map handout, locate the correct state.  Color in the correct state and label the house on the state.   

Using the following website,  please record three major events or accomplishments in the life of George Washington.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Proceed to the next home. 

2.   Peacefield, home of John Adams.    

http://www.nps.gov/adam/index.htm

From the mapsite, where is Peacefield located?  Using the map handout, locate the correct state.  Color in the correct state and label the house on the state.   

Using the following website,  please record three major events or accomplishments in the life of John Adams.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Proceed to the next home. 

3.  Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson    

http://www.monticello.org/

Where is Monticello located?  Using the map handout, locate the correct state.  Color in the correct state and label the house on the state.   

Using the following website,  please record three major events or accomplishments in the life of Thomas Jefferson.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Proceed to the next home. 

4.  Montpelier, home of James Madison.

http://www.montpelier.org/visit/index.php 

Where is Montpelier located?  Using the map handout, locate the correct state.  Color in the correct state and label the house on the state.   

Using the following website,  please record three major events or accomplishments in the life of James Madison.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Proceed to the next home.

5.  Ash Lawn, home of James Monroe. 

http://www.ashlawnhighland.org

Where is Ash Lawn located?  Using the map handout, locate the correct state.  Color in the correct state and label the house on the state.   

Using the following website,  please record three major events or accomplishments in the life of James Monroe.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

6.  Peacefield, home of John Quincy Adams.    

http://www.nps.gov/adam/index.htm

Both John Adams and John Quincy Adams lived at Peacefield.

Using the following website,  please record three major events or accomplishments in the life of John Quincy Adams.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/

7.  The hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson 

http://www.thehermitage.com/

Where is the Hermitage located?  Using the map handout, locate the correct state.  Color in the correct state and label the house on the state.   

Using the following website,  please record three major events or accomplishments in the life of Andrew Jackson.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/ 

 

Back in your classroom, you can combine your timelines into one large classroom timeline on the wall.

More FUN FACTS!!

Did you know:

1 of the 7 presidents is said to have a "cheese touch"?  Which of the 7 Presidents had an event relating to cheese at the White House?