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  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

    Man of Many Hats

    The many hats worn by William Howard Taft.

    This lesson examines the career of William Howard Taft through the many different characteristics often associated with other Presidents as well as Supreme Court leaders. William Howard Taft's career in public service exemplifies a man with great integrity, who wore many hats when making crucial decisions that affected the well being of the American People.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Government, History, Law, Slavery
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

    Judgement Day

    Home Schoolers playing the part of Supreme Court Justices

    In the early 1920's the Volstead Act caused many citizens like George Carroll to break the law to sell liquor.
    Chief Justice William Howard Taft and the U.S. Supreme Court would pass down judgement.
    Based upon their interpretatios of the U.S. Constitution's protection from "unreasonable searc and seizures" as outlined in the fourth Amendment.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Government
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

    Toy, Tots and Tafts

    Children playing victorian toys.

    This lesson examines how William Howard Taft and his siblings spent their family recreations growing up in Mount Auburn during the 1850's time period. William Howard Taft and his family valued the simple things in life from reading Aesop's Fables, playing with old wooden toys, to strongfamily values displayed to him that would lead him to become a very important figure in American History.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Second Grade
    Subjects:
    History
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site

    The Measure of a Man or a Woman

    Students dress up representing the Taft family.

    This lesson will help students to re-live the early years of William Howard Taft and his family as well as, explore the Taft family's values practiced in their household.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies, Visual Arts
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface