Lesson Plan

Aligned Legacies

Clinton Birthplace Home in Hope, AR

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Social Studies
Lesson Duration:
30 Minutes
Common Core Standards:
4.NBT.3, 4.NF.3.a, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 4.G.1, S.ID.1, 4.SL.1, 4.SL.1.b
Additional Standards:
Histogram is good basis for this exercise.
Thinking Skills:
Creating: Bring together parts (elements, compounds) of knowledge to form a whole and build relationships for NEW situations.

Essential Question

How does the legacy of a President impact how they are remembered?


Analyze and identify the provided images of past US Presidents. Briefly discuss the significant events of each and/ or how they are remembered. From left to right, organize them in chronological order.


The Birthplace Home is staged with talking points but can only accommodate groups of 12 or less at one time. If a school needs to bring a bus load (44+) of students, then the teaching and park staff will have to work together to formulate exercises and activities to engage the students while they wait for the tour and reinforce the information provided during the visit to the home.

Since this activity is based on the American Presidency, this can be used as a pre or post tour tool.

The park has a supply of these images on hand for teacher use or teachers/ facilitators can make their own copies with the enclosed file if they prefer to conduct the activity prior to arrival.


Download Images of American Presidents

Download Key to Order of Images

Download Aligned Legacies Lesson Plan


The teacher/ facilitator will take possession of the answer key without allowing the participants to see the listed order of people. Participants will collaboratively organize the images from left to right in chronological order. When finished, discuss the outcome with teacher/ facilitator.

Assessment Materials

Answer Key

See enclosed documents

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Last updated: December 18, 2018