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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Students will complete a scavenger hunt for information using primary sources gathered from two of the physical locations at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. Information the students gather will be used to create an interactive timeline of events in Johnson’s life. This activity works best with an on-site visit to Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.
- Lesson Plans
- Grade level:
- Third Grade - Eighth Grade
- Civil War, Government, History, Leadership, Military and Wartime History, Reconstruction, Slavery, U.S. Presidents
- National/State Standards:
- Tennessee Social Studies Standards: 3.5.01, 3.5.03, 4.5.12 Era 4 Common Core State Standards: ELA Literacy:RI.3.5, RI.3.7 ELA Literacy SL3.1 - SL8.1 ELA Literacy SL3.4 - SL8-4
Did You Know?
Johnson's daughter Martha found unframed portraits of J.Q. Adams, Van Buren, Tyler, Polk, Fillmore, and Pierce in the White House attic. They were framed and hung on the state floor. President Johnson enjoyed escorting guests through the hall to show the paintings.