Ronald Reagan Day Lesson for Lower Elementary Students



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This thematic lesson plan is designed to introduce lower elementary school students to the life and interests of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States and the 33rd Governor of California, through a Common Core Aligned lesson and activities that develop literacy, numeracy, and physical education skills.

In the Reading and Writing Lesson, students will explore a timeline that explains some of the major events and accomplishments in President Reagan’s life. In the mathematics lesson, students will utilize President Reagan’s favorite snack, jelly beans, to explore basic concepts of addition and subtraction. In the physical education lesson, students will learn about President Reagan’s favorite hobby, horseback riding, as they learn to change speeds while moving in different patterns.

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