Homeschool Teacher - Lesson Plan & NewsletterJanuary 7, 2008
On this day in 1789, the first presidential election was held in the United States. Learn more about it here: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=tdihArticleCategory&displayDate=01/07&categoryId=leadstory
Suggest a Law: According to the Constitution, Congress makes the country's laws. However, most Presidents often suggest laws to Congress. Think of a topic for a law that you would suggest. It might have to do with pollution, animal welfare, education, health, poverty or another issue.
Pretend you are campaigning for President. Visit this site to plan your trip across the country on your campaign trail: http://pbskids.org/democracy/educators/allaboard.html
Use the information here: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0110380.html to compare population between the time of George Washington and today. Answer the following questions:
1. What is the percentage increase in population from 1790 to 2000?
2. Which decade had the greatest amount of population growth?
Don’t Forget the Math Challenge!
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