Monday, 5 November 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: US Presidentials

Sure you've heard about the elections in the US. Election day in the United States is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November (you can read this article to know why). That is... TODAY !!!  Here you've got some activities to learn a little bit more about them.

1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are the candidates. Here you can know about their lives. Answer the questions.
           Barack Obama
           1. When did Obama's parents meet? Where did his father come from?
           2. Where did he study? How was Obama called by his classmates?
           3. Why did Obama move to Chicago?
           4. Where did he meet his future wife?
           5. What did Obama do before being elected to the US senate?
           6. When was Obama elected President?
           Mitt Romney
           1. What did Romney's father do between 1954 and 1962?
           2. Who beat his father in the 1968 elections?
           3. What did Romeny do after graduating in 1971?
           4. How long did Romney serve as the governor of Massachussets?
           5. Who won the 2008 Republican nomination?

2. Presidential Elections Reading Comprehension. Do the multiple-choice quiz you will find below the text.

3. Who's Who? Try to guess which US President these sentences describe. Then you can check clicking here.

George Washington  Thomas Jefferson  John Adams   James Buchanan   Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D. Roosevelt    John F. Kennedy   Richard Nixon   Jimmy Carter  Ronald W. Reagan
George W.H. Bush    Bill Clinton

1. He was an actor.
2. He was elected President in 1789 by the Continental Congress.
3. He was the first President to live in the unfinished White House.
4. He died on the 50th Anniversary of the singing of the Declaration of Independence.
5. He wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776 before being President.
6. He was a bachelor all his life.
7. He got in trouble because of his involvement in a break-in at the Democratic Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel.
8. While he was President the Cold War ended.
9. He was President when the Civil War was about to begin.
10. He was the first President to be born out of the 13 colonies.
11. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, where an eternal flame marks his grave.
12. He was President for 12 years.
13. He was the first President to resign from office.
14. He was the first President to born in hospital.
15. He appointed more women and minorities to major departments than any other president,
16. He was the oldest President elected (69).
17. He was the first President who was the father of another President.
18. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 23, 1863.
19. He was the youngest President ever elected.
20. He was responsible of the Louisiana Purchase.

4. US elections test. Do this test to check your knowledge of American elections.

5. OPTIONAL: if you are strongly interested in politics, here you have some information about the candidates and the campaing figures. Just take a look at it.

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