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THE ARTICLE

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of America. He served for two terms between 1901 and 1909. He was born in 1858 in New York City. He was mostly home schooled because of ill health as a child. He graduated from Harvard (where he was a boxing champion) and in 1880 entered law school. He dropped out a year later to enter politics. He is often ranked as the greatest ever U.S. President.

During the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, which he led on a charge at the battle of San Juan. His war-hero status prompted New York Republicans to nominate him as Governor to draw attention away from the state’s scandals. Roosevelt won the election and served with distinction for two years.

Roosevelt became Vice President in March 1901. Six months later, with the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the nation's history. He brought new excitement and power to the Presidency as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy.

As President, Roosevelt believed that the Government should play a greater role in the economy. He steered the U.S. more actively into world politics. He liked to quote a favorite proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far." He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War. Some of his biggest achievements were in conserving America’s national parks. He died in 1919 aged 60.

Article adapted from www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/theodoreroosevelt

         
         From www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents


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LISTENING GAP FILL


 

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of America. He served for two terms between 1901 and 1909. He was born in 1858 in New York City. He was ____________________ because of ill ____________________. He graduated from Harvard (where he was a boxing champion) and in 1880 entered law school. He dropped out a year later to enter politics. He is ____________________ greatest ever U.S. President.

During the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, which ____________________ at the battle of San Juan. His war-hero status prompted New York Republicans to nominate him as Governor ____________________ away from the state’s scandals. Roosevelt won the election and ______________________ for two years.

Roosevelt became Vice President in March 1901. Six months later, with ____________________ President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the nation's history. He brought new ____________________ to the presidency as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a ____________________.

As President, Roosevelt believed that the Government should play a ______________________ economy. He steered the U.S. more actively into world politics. He liked to ______________________, "Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far." He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War. Some of his ____________________ were in conserving America’s national parks. He died in 1919 aged 60.


  CORRECT THE SPELLING

From: http://www.LessonsOnAmericanPresidents.com/theodore_roosevelt.html

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of America. He served for two terms between 1901 and 1909. He was born in 1858 in New York City. He was mostly home cdeholos because of ill health as a child. He grdaeduat from Harvard (where he was a boxing champion) and in 1880 entered law school. He dropped out a year later to enter politics. He is often adnkre as the greatest ever U.S. President.

During the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, which he led on a hragec at the battle of San Juan. His war-hero status oprdtpem New York Republicans to nominate him as Governor to draw inattneto away from the state’s scandals. Roosevelt won the election and served with distinction for two years.

Roosevelt became Vice President in March 1901. Six months later, with the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the nation's oythris. He brought new excitement and worpe to the presidency as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong iergofn policy.

As President, Roosevelt believed that the Government should play a greater role in the onycmeo. He steered the U.S. more actively into world politics. He liked to quote a ovifeatr proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far." He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War. Some of his biggest achievements were in csneionrvg America’s national parks. He died in 1919 aged 60.


  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

From: http://www.LessonsOnAmericanPresidents.com/theodore_roosevelt.html

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of America. He served for two terms between 1901 and 1909. He was born in 1858 in New York City. schooled of was home because He mostly ill health as a child. where graduated he from was Harvard a ( He boxing champion) and in 1880 entered law school. He dropped out year to politics a later enter. He is often ranked as the greatest ever U.S. President.

During the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was lieutenant colonel of the Rough Rider Regiment, on charge which led a at he the battle of San Juan. New prompted status hero - war His York Republicans to nominate him as Governor to draw attention away from the state’s scandals. and election the won Roosevelt served with distinction for two years.

1901 became President March Roosevelt Vice in. Six months later, with the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the nation's history. new brought He the to power and excitement presidency as he vigorously led Congress and the American public strong toward reforms a foreign progressive and policy.

As President, Roosevelt believed that the Government should play the in role greater a economy. He steered the U.S. more actively into world politics. quote He a liked favorite to proverb, "Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far." He won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War. Some in of biggest were conserving his achievements America’s national parks. He died in 1919 aged 60.


  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT SURVEY

From: http://www.LessonsOnAmericanPresidents.com/theodore_roosevelt.html

Write five GOOD questions about Theodore Roosevelt in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

  WRITING

From: http://www.LessonsOnAmericanPresidents.com/theodore_roosevelt.html

Write about Theodore Roosevelt for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about Theodore Roosevelt. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Theodore Roosevelt. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. THEODORE ROOSEVELT POSTER Make a poster about Theodore Roosevelt. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY THEODORE ROOSEVELT LESSON: Make your own English lesson on Theodore Roosevelt. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on Theodore Roosevelt. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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