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Founding Fathers Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 6

Teaching history shouldn't be boring – turn it into an active activity with this bundle of task cards.

Discover the Founding Fathers of America

Sometimes teaching about the founders of our country can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be! Use this set of task cards for elementary students to measure what your students have learned about the Founding Fathers.

This activity aims to measure what your students have learned about the Founding Fathers. Your resource download  includes: 

  • 24 task cards, 
  • America’s Founding Fathers Fun Fact cards, 
  • a recording sheet 
  • and an answer key. 

Task cards and fact cards can be hung around the classroom. Students walk around with their answer document and record the answers in the corresponding boxes while referring back to the fact cards as needed.

Who Were the Founding Fathers?

The Founding Fathers were a group of men who helped to establish the United States of America. They were not just politicians but also writers, philosophers, orators, and statesmen.

This set of task cards highlights the following Founding Fathers of the United States. They are perfect for adding to your U.S. History for Kids lesson plans.

  • Ben Franklin
  • George Washington
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Jay
  • Samuel Adams
  • Patrick Henry

Print-and-Go Founding Fathers Resources & Lessons

Use these printable task cards to help your students review and compare the different founding fathers of the United States of America. Our America’s Founding Fathers task card set teaches students about the Founding Fathers’ contributions to the development of the country and the national government. Students learn about their contributions as a whole and as individuals and their lasting legacy.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your History lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Pair students up and have them complete the activity together.
  • Reduce the size and print each student a copy of the fact cards, allowing them to use them during the activity.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown on the download button to select the Google Slides or PDF version of this resource. We have also included answer keys for easier grading.

This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter collaborator.


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