The Measure of a Man or a Woman
Taft Historic site staff
- Grade Level:
- Third Grade-Fifth Grade
- Social Studies, Visual Arts
- 45 minutes
- Group Size:
- Up to 36
- National/State Standards:
- Government: Benchmark A Grade Level Indicators: 3.1, 5.1, 5.2
Citizenship Rights and Resposibilities: Benchmark B - Grade Level Indicators: 3.3, 4.2, 4.4
OverviewThis 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.
- Define how we "measure up" to certain standards in our society such as family, friends, and our personal self - accomplishments.
- Compare/Contrast their family lifestyle to William Howard Taft's family lifestyle.
- List two reasons why it is important to protect and preseve national park resources.
This program consists of seven students dressing up into period clothing costumes and role - playing William Howard Taft and his family while the other students in the audience are reporters, who interview the Taft's about living in Cincinnati during the 1850's and 1860's.
Victorian - Era props or costumes to represent William and his family.