Activities and Fireworks for Theodore Roosevelt
1. Craft – Teddy Bears
2. Key Points – Renaissance Man in the 20th Century
3. Collaborative – President Vs. King
4. Language Arts - Quotables
5. Math/Logic – How Old?
6. Character Connection – Listening Skills
7. Big Activity – Trail Mix Parliaments
8. Movement - Safari
Celebration of Peace: April 8
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Make a newspaper about the current president. Provide information about the president's job, lifestyle, personality traits, legal requirements, etc. Political cartoons and lifestyle could be sections of the newspaper.
Compare the political climate of today to that of the time of Theodore Roosevelt's. Compare and contrast the lives of the presidents. How do you think Roosevelt would do if he ran for president today?
Predict of who you think will be the next President of the United States. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper to inform him or her of your prediction, explaining why you hold that opinion. Review your prediction after the elections are final. Were you right? Why or why not?
Pretend you are the President. What political issues do you think are most important? Prepare a State of the Union speech to encourage legislators to address this issue.
Go on a hunt. How many animals can you “catch” in photos?
Learn more about Theodore Roosevelt: https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/theodore-roosevelt/
Volunteer for your favorite candidate during the election period.
Ask your parents about their favorite presidents. Write down why they chose those particular presidents. Find some interesting facts about those presidents.
Visit the PBS Kids elections page: https://pbskids.org/youchoose
In what year was Theodore elected? How many years did he serve? Did Roosevelt implement any major policy? What were the public perceptions of him during the time period he served? How did Roosevelt leave office? What did he do when he was done being president?
Read the Constitution of the United States. Is this system of government better than one with a king or dictator? Why or why not?
Learn about President Trump’s war on drugs: https://www.whitehouse.gov/opioids/ Use the statistics on this page to create visuals such as charts and graphs.
Follow one of the presidential candidates for the upcoming election. Determine your candidate's opinions on the major issues of today. Call your candidate's campaign office if necessary. Consider the following questions:
What is the party affiliation of the candidate?
What is the background of the candidate?
Identify the policies with which the candidate seems to agree and disagree with that
of the present administration.
What is the approval rating in early polls?
What is the current political environment in the country?
What is the public approval of the current president?
What are the physical characteristics of all candidates?