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A reading comprehension lesson on President Benjamin Harrison.
 

BENJAMIN HARRISON HISTORY LESSON

 

A history reading comprehension lesson on the 23rd president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison. The lesson outlines the life, successes, and failures of President Harrison. Includes a printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENJAMIN HARRISON HISTORY LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the Benjamin Harrison reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.

 

Excerpt from passage

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president of the United States. His term lasted from 1889 to 1893. Things were very different when Harrison was president. First, he had to travel by train to other states. Second, he would have used a telephone, telegram, and letters to communicate with people far away. Most of the modern conveniences we have today were gone.  At this time, the U.S. was not even made up of 50 states! There were only 44 stars on the flag.

Growing Up
Benjamin Harrison was born on August 20, 1833. He was raised on a farm in North Bend, Ohio. North Bend is near the Ohio River. This area is located below Cincinnati. It is very close to where Ohio and Kentucky meet.

Politics ran in the Harrison family. In fact, Benjamin's grandfather was the president, too. William Henry Harrison was our nation's ninth president.

Benjamin Harrison was only 5'6" tall. This is why he was given the nickname ‘Little Ben'. In his free time, Ben loved to hunt. Oddly enough, he also loved animals. One thing that many people do not know about him was that he had a pet goat.

After Harrison graduated from high school, he went to Farmers College. This is located in Cincinnati. He transferred from Farmers College to Miami University. Miami is another school in Ohio. Harrison graduated from Miami University. Then he began studying law right after college. He did this by studying with a local attorney.

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LESSON PRINTABLES

Benjamin Harrison History Lesson

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 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

 

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