Конспект урока "American Presidents" 9 класс


МОУ «Сокольниковская СОШ»
П. Пригородный, Моршанский район
Тамбовской области
(Учитель английского языка- Ветрова Татьяна Ивановна)
Внеклассное мероприятие по английскому языку для учащихся 9-х
классов.
Theme: AmericanPresidents.
Задачи:
1.Развитие навыков говорения, аудирования в процессе творческого
общения обучающихся друг с другом и с учителем на основе изученной
темы.
2.Создание творческой атмосферы в группе.
Воспитательные задачи:
Развивать интерес учащихся к историческому наследию США, расширять
кругозор по теме.
Форма мероприятия:
Исторический клуб.
Программное обеспечение:
Программа MicrosoftPowerPoint. (презентация с портретами президентов
Америки)
Методическое обеспечение:
песня America, the Beautiful
карточкисзаданиями.
Teacher: Hello, everybody! The meeting of our club is dedicated to the American
Presidents. Before the students tell us about the presidents answer my questions.
1.How many presidents were there in America?
2.Who can be the president of the USA?
3.What is the official residence of the American presidents?
4.Who was the first president of the USA?
5. Who is the President now?
6. Who was the previous president of the USA?
7. What is the President’s term?
8. When is the President elected?
Teacher: Thank you for your answers. Now I see that you know about the political
system of America. But I want you to know more about all the presidents of America.
You will see the presentation about American presidents and our students will tell
about interesting facts from their life. (показпрезентации).
Student 1:
A person who wants to become President must be born in the United States, must be
at least 35 years old and live in the United States for at least 14 years before
becoming President.The President’s term is four years and one can be President for
one or two terms, but no longer. Americans vote for the President in November of
every leap year. Now listen to the most interesting facts from the lives of American
Presidents.
Student 2:
The first President of America was George Washington. He was born in February 22,
1732. When elected, Washington was the only president to receive every vote. He was
the President from 1789 till 1797. Washington believed that the president of a new
nation should present a dignified appearance. Washington dressed very formally and
travelled by carriages pulled by beautiful horses. He died on December 14, 1799.
Student 3:
The second President was Joan Adams. He was born in October 30, 1735. He was
elected in 1797 and served till 1801. The Adams family was the first presidential party
to live in Washington, D.C. The white was unfinished when Joan and his wife Abigail
became residents. A Navy Department was first established during Adam’s term.
Adams is sometimes called the “Father of the United States Navy”. He died on July 4,
1826
Student 4:
The third President of America was Thomas Jefferson. He was born in April 13, 1743.
He was the President from 1801 till 1809. Thomas Jefferson was a self-taught
architect, a scientist, an inventor, and a fine musician. He was a very good public
speaker, and chose to write articles instead of making speeches. Because of his fame
as a writer, he was appointed to write the Declaration of Independence. He died on
July 4, 1826, exactly fifty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Student 5:
The fourth President of America was James Madison. He was born in March, 1751. He
was the President from 1809 till 1817.Madison was sickly as a child, never weighed
more than 100lbs., and reached only five and one-half feet. Madison was called the
“Father of the Constitution” because he was instrumental in its creation. He died on
June 28, 1836
Student 6:
The fifth President of America was James Monroe. He was born in April 28, 1758. He
was the President from 1817 till1825.When Monroe was elected to a second term in
1820, he received all but one the electoral college votes. Monroe declared that no new
colonies were to be started in the Americas. This became known as the Monroe
Doctrine. He died on July 4, 1831.
Student 7:
The sixth President of America was John Quincy Adams. He was born in July 11, 1767.
He was the President from 1825 till 1829. He was the son of John Adams and the only
son of a President to become President himself. After serving as President, Adams was
elected to Congress and served for 17 years. During this time he helped to established
the Smithsonian Institution. He died on February 23, 1848.
Student 8:
The seventh President of America was Andrew Jackson. He was born in March 15,
1767. He was the President from 1829 till 1837. When Jackson was a boy of 13, he was
cut on the face by a British officer’s sword for refusing to polish the officer’s boots. He
died on June 8, 1845.
Student 9:
The eighth President of America was Martin Van Buren. He was born in December 5,
1782. He was the President from 1837 till 1841.Martin Van Buren was the first
president to be born after the United States had become an independent nation. Van
Buren was a dapper dresser and liked to eat well. His enemies said he drank foreign
wines and used gold folks. He died on July 24, 1862.
Student 10:
The ninth President of America was William Henry Harrison. He was born in February
9, 1773. He was the President only one month in 1841. Harrison was the first president
to die in office, and therefore served the shortest term. He died on April 4, 1841.
Student 11:
The tenth President of America was John Tyler. He was born in March 29, 1790. He
served as President of the United States from 1841 till 1845.Because of his actions
while president, the Whig party disowned Tyler and the Democrats did not want him.
Due to this situation, Tyler was known as the “President without a party.” He died on
January 18, 1862.
Student 12:
The eleventh President of America was James Polk. He was born in November 2,
1795. He was the President from 1845 till 1849.Polk was the first “dark horse”
candidate for President-that is, a man not well-known before he ran for office.
California became part of the United States territory after a bloody war with Mexico,
which had previously owned California. He died on June 15, 1849.
Student 13:
The twelfth President of America was Zachary Taylor. He was born in November 24,
1784.He served as the President of the United States one year and four months
in1849-1850. Taylor was one of only two commanders in the Mexican War and was
nicknamed “Old Rough and Ready” because of his style of dress. No man ever became
President knowing less about what he was supposed to do. Taylor was simply a
soldier, used to giving and taking orders. He died on July 9, 1860.
Student 14:
The thirteenth President of America was born in January 7, 1800. His name was
Millard Fillmore. He served only two years and eight months as the President. He is
best remembered for opening trade with Japan, a country which had refused to trade
with other countries for over 200years. He died on March 8, 1874.
Student 15:
The fourteenth President of America was Franklin Pierce. He was born in November
23, 1804. His term as the President was 1853-1857. Pierce put through the Gadsden
Purchase which would later become Arizona and New Mexico. He also tried to take
over Hawaii and buy Cuba but nothing came of these actions. He died on October 8,
1869.
Student 16:
The fifteenth President of America was James Buchanan. He was born in April 23,
1791. He was the President from 1857 till 1861. Immediately after Buchanan took
office, the Dred Scott decision was handed down by the Supreme Court. This decision
made the states, not Congress, responsible for legislating Slavery. Buchanan wanted to
hold the Union together and keep the southern states from seceding, but was unable
to do so. He died on June 1, 1868.
Student 17:
The sixteenth President of America was Abraham Lincoln. He was born in February 12,
1809. He was the President four years and one month from 1861 till 1865. On January
1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation giving freedom to the slaves in the “rebel”
states, took effect. (The 13-th Amendment of the United States Constitution, ratified
on December 18, 1865, made all Americans free.) Lincoln was assassinated by John
Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. just five days after the end of the
Civil War. He died on April 15, 1865.
Student 18:
The seventeenth President of America was Andrew Johnson. He was born in December
29, 1808. He was the President from 1865 till1869. Being from very humble
beginnings, and a tailor by trade, Johnson had no formal education and was taught to
read and write by his wife. Johnson missed being impeached by Congress by one vote.
He died on July 31, 1875.
Student 19:
The eighteenth President of America was Ulysses S. Grant. He was born in April 27,
1822. He served for 2 terms from 1869 till 1877. During his presidency, Grant helped
set up Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the country. When Grant
left the presidency he was nearly penniless, dying of throat cancer, and wrote his
memories to his heirs would benefit financially.
Student 20:
The nineteenth President of America was Rutherford B. Hayes. He was born in October
4, 1822. He was the President from 1877 till 1881. In elementary school, Hayes was
the champion speller. During the Civil War, Hayes was appointed of a captain of
volunteers. He was wounded four times and had four horses killed from under him. He
died on January 17, 1893.
Student 21:
The twentieth President of America was James A. Garfield. He was born in November
19, 1831. He served as the President only six and one-half months in 1881. On July 2,
1881, President Garfield was shot by a man whom Garfield denied a government. He
died on September 19, 1881.
Student 22:
The twenty first President of America was Chester A. Arthur. He was born in October
5, 1829. He was the President from 1881 till1885. Arthur’s administration enacted the
first effective civil service laws. He died on October5, 1829.
Student 23:
The twenty second and the twenty fourth President of America was Grover Cleveland.
He was born in March 18, 1837. He served as the President from 1885 till 1889 and
from 1893 till 1897. Cleveland was the only president to be married in the White
House. Cleveland was the only president to be elected to non-consecutive terms.
While Cleveland was in office, he forced the railroads to return eighty-one million
acres of government land they had taken illegally. He died on June 24, 1908.
Student 24:
The twenty third president of America was Benjamin Harrison. He was born in August
20, 1833. He was the President from 1889 till1893. Harrison was the only president to
be the grandson of an earlier president and, because of this, was nicknamed “Little
Ben”. In the 1889 election, Grover Cleveland received more popular votes than
Harrison but lost in the electoral college, 233 to168. He died on March 13, 1901.
Student 25:
The twenty fifth president of America was William McKinley. He was born in January
29, 1843. He died on September 14, 1901. He was the President from 1897 till 1901;
four years, six and one-half months. Because McKinley’s wife, Ida Saxton, was an
invalid, he conducted what was known as a “front-porch” campaign. All the influential
men who were backing McKinley came to his home to talk business with him.
McKinley was shot by deranged anarchist while shaking hands at a big fair in New York
in September of 1901. He died on September 14, 1901.
Student 26:
The twenty sixth president of America was Theodore Roosevelt. He was born in
October 27, 1858. He served as the President two terms from 1901 till 1909. During
the Spain-American War, Roosevelt formed a cavalry regiment called the “Rough
Riders” which consisted of wealthy polo players from the East and hard-riding
cowboys from the West. The original Teddy bear, which was named for Roosevelt, was
presented to him in 1903. Roosevelt established many national parks and more than
125 million acres of national forest. He died on January 6, 1919.
Student 27:
The twenty seventh president of America was William H. Taft. He was born in
September 15, 1857. He was the President from 1909 till1913. Taft was the only
president to keep cows on the White House lawn. Taft was a good tennis player and
excellent dancer despite the fact that he weighed over 300 lbs. Taft was the only man
to serve as both president and later as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He died on
Mart 8, 1930.
Student 28:
The twenty eighth president of America was Woodrow Wilson. He was born in
December 29, 1856.He served as the President two terms from 1913 till 1921.Wison
was the last president to ride to his Inauguration in a horse drawn carriage. After
Wilson suffered a stroke in his office, his wife was his Mink to the outside world foe
almost two months. During this time some members of Congress called his
Administration a “petticoat government.” He died on February 3, 1924.
Student 29:
The twenty ninth president of America was Warren G. Harding. He was born in
November 2, 1865. He was the President from 1921 till 1923. Harding’s administration
became known as one of the most corrupt in history. He had appointed his old
buddies from his home state to various offices and they became known as the “Ohio
Gang.” He died on August 2, 1923.
Student 30:
The thirtieth president of America was Calvin Coolidge. He was born in July 4, 1872.He
was the President from1923 till1929. After Harding died, Coolidge was sworn into
office by his own father in a Vermont farmhouse in the middle of the night with his
hand on the family Bible. Cooling made speeches which were short and to the point.
Because of this trait, he became known as “Silent Cal.”He died on January 5, 1933.
Student 31:
The thirty first president of America was Herbert G. Hoover. He was born in August 10,
1874. He was the President from 1929 till1933. Hoover was the first president born
west of the Mississippi River. During the Great Depression, people who had lost their
homes lived in makeshift villages known as Hoovervilles. He died on October 20, 1964.
Student 32:
The thirty second president of America was Franklin Roosevelt. He was born in January
30, 1882. Roosevelt was the only president to be elected four times. He served as
president 12 years and 39 days from1933 till 1945 before suffering a massive cerebral
hemorrhage while sitting for a portrait. At Franklin and Eleanor’s wedding, Franklin’s
cousin, President Teddy Roosevelt, gave the bride away because her father was
deceased. He died on April 12, 1945.
Student 33:
The thirty third president of America was Harry S. Truman. He was born in May 8,
1884. He was the President from 1945 till 1953. In the election of 1948, Thomas E.
Dewey, the governor of New York, was chosen by the press and polls to win the
presidential race. The Chicago Tribune printed an early edition with the headline,
“Dewey Defeats Truman”. A photo of Truman on a train in St. Louis holding the
newspaper over his head has become classic. Truman gave the orders to drop the
atomic bomb on two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagassaki, to end World War II.
He died on December 22, 1972.
Student 34:
The thirty fourth president of America was Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was born in
October 14, 1890.He served as the President two terms from 1953 till
1961.Eisenhower sent troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to force the governor to obey
the school integration laws. The “Space Race” between Russia and the United States
began during Eisenhower’s term. He died on March 28, 1969.
Student 35:
The thirty fifth president of America was John F. Kennedy. He was born in May 29,
1917. He was the President from 1961 till 1963. Kennedy was the youngest man, the
wealthiest, and the first Catholic ever elected president. Kennedy organized the Peace
Corps in 1960. In October of 1962, Kennedy forced the Soviet Union to withdraw its
missiles from Cuba, which is located only 90 miles from the coast of Florida. He died
on November 22, 1963.
Student 36:
The thirty sixth president of America was Lyndon B. Johnson. He was born in August
27, 1908.He was the President from 1963 till1969. Johnson was sworn in as president
in the same plane which carried the body of slain president John F. Kennedy back to
Washington. Johnson helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibited racial
discrimination in voting, education and other areas. He died on January 22, 1973.
Student 37:
The thirty fourth president of America was Richard M.Nixon. He was born in January
9, 1913. He was the President from 1969 till1974. In 1972, Nixon became the first U.S
president ever to visit Communist China. To avoid impeachment as a result the
“Watergate Scandal”, Nixon resigned the office of the president on August 14, 1974.
He died on April 22,1994.
Student 38:
The thirty eighth president of America was Gerald R. Ford. He was born in July 14,
1913. He was the President of America from 1974 till 1977. Ford was the first person
to occupy the White House without having to run for the office of president or vice
president. Due to Spiro Agnews’s resignation (vice president under Nixon) and Nixon’s
resignation (to avoid impeachment because of the “Watergate Scandal”), Ford became
president. One of Ford’s first acts as President was to grant a full pardon to former
President Nixon. He died on December 26, 2006.
Student 39:
The thirty ninth president of America was James E. Carter (Jimmy). He was born in
October 1, 1924. He was the President from 1977 till 1981. Carter was instrumental in
getting the leaders from Egypt and Israel to sign the Camp David Accord, a treaty to
end the ongoing war in the Middle East. In 1980, Reagan defeated Carter by an ample
margin. This was the first time in 48 years that an incumbent president failed to win
reelection.
Student 40:
The fortieth president of America was Ronald W. Reagan. He was born in February 6,
1911. He served two terms from 1981 till 1989. After two unsuccessful bids for the
Republican nomination for President in 1968 and 1976 Reagan won the nomination in
1980 and, at age 69, became the oldest man to take that office. A failed assassination
attempt was made by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981. Reagan’s two terms in
office brought tax cuts, reduced inflation and a build-up in U.S. military power. Nick-
named the “Great Communicator” by the media, Reagan’s acceptance by the
American public was characterized by his landslide victory over Walter Mondale in
1984 when he won forty-nine states and 59% of the popular vote. Reagan appointed
two Supreme Court justices, Sandra Day O’Connor and Antonin Scalia, and elevated
William Rehnquist to Chief Justice during his administration. He died on June 5, 2004.
Student 41:
The forty first president of America was George Herbert Walker Bush. He was born in
June 12, 1924. He was the President from 1989 till 1992. During W.W. II Georg Bush
became the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy. In 1985 Georg Bush became the first
“Acting President” when President Reagan signed all hid duties over to the Vice
President for nearly eight hours while he was in surgery. George Bush also was the first
president to hold the positions of Ambassador to the United Nations, director of the
C.I.A. and chairman of the Republican party before being elected president.
Student 42:
The forty second president of America was Bill Clinton. He was born in August 19,
1946. He was the President from 1993 till 2001.
Student 43:
The forty third president of America was George Worker Bush (younger). He was born
in July 6, 1946. He was the President from 2001 till 2009.After September 2001 Bush
began the company from terrorism and formed the department of investigation of
Kennedy’s murder.
Student 44:
The forty fourth president of America is Barack Obama. He was born in August 4,1961.
He was fond of basketball. In1979 he finished Punahouschool. Then he entered the
Occidental College and then in the Columbian University. In 1983 his political career
began. Barack dreamed about good life of people. “In 1996 he won to the Senate of
the state of Illinoise. Obama is the author of two books “Dreams from my father” and
“The Audacity of Hope “. He becomes the President of the USA on January 20,2009.
Teacher:
Now you know a lot about presidents of America. Let’s divide into two teams and fill in
the cards. Who will be the first?
Cards: Fill in the names of the presidents.
1……………………had nickname “Little Ben”. (Benjamin Harrison)
2……………………was the only person to be married in the White house. (Grover
Cleveland)
3…………………..made California the part of the U.S.A. (James Polk)
4…………………..set up Yellow Stone national Park. (Ulysses S. Grant)
5…………………..was a self-taught architect. (Thomas Jefferson)
6…………………..served the shortest term. (William Henry Harrison)
7…………………..was the first president. (George Washington)
8…………………..was known as “Silent Cal”. (Calvin Coolidge)
9…………………..didn’t belong any party. (John Tyler)
10…………………gave freedom to the slaves. (Abraham Lincoln)
11………………..established a Navy Department. (Joan Adams)
12…………………kept cows on the White House lawn. (William H. Taft)
13…………………was called the “Father of the Constitution” (James Madison)
14…………………was tailor by trade and had no formal education. (Andrew Johnson)
15………………….helped to establish the Smithsonian Institution. (John Quincy Adams)
16…………………..played the saxophone. (Bill Clinton)
17……………………was the son of the forty-third president. (Bush)
18. The original Teddy Bear was named for………………….. (Theodore Roosevelt)
20……………………began trading with Japan. (Millard Fillmore)
21…...................was the first president to visit Communist China.(Richard M. Nixon)
Teacher:Well done. Let’s sing the song “America, the Beautiful”.
Our meeting is over. Thank you for your attention.
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