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The U.S. Constitution requires that the President be born in the United States. The 42 Presidents were born in 20 of the 50 states (or in colonies that later became states). This lesson uses maps to process and report information from a spatial perspecti
Learners create criteria to evaluate U.S. Presidents. In this presidential legacy lesson, students determine criteria to rank presidents. Learners research the presidents, then evaluate the current president and assess how they will be remembered in history.
Students explore the United States Constitution. In this U.S. government and nonfiction guided reading instructional activity, students read sections of The Constitution of the United States of America, then answer comprehension questions orally. Students identify and use the glossary and table of contents. Students make text to world connections as they discuss the importance of rules.
Students examine the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy. They explore various websites, listen to a State of the Union address, and write a letter to the President of the United States.
In this U.S. Presidents worksheet, students click on the links in the questions about U.S. Presidents to find the answers to the questions and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 15 questions total.
Students examine the roles and responsibilites of the president of the U.S. They identify and discuss the three branches of U.S. government, view and discuss a White House Photo essay online, and create a class book entitled, 'If I Were President.'
In this U.S. Presidents activity, students search for the names of the Presidents in a word search. Students search for all 44 names in this word search.
In this U.S. Presidents instructional activity, students read about the life and presidency of President Franklin Roosevelt. They then answer the 8 multiple choice questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
Fifth graders, using a graphic organizer, analyze three presidents.
In this U. S. historical facts instructional activity, students participate in identifying the various leaders being described, identify places described in detail and fill out a map by following the directions given.
Students share their knowledge of Lewis and Clark, then read a news article about the redesign on the U.S. nickel to commemorate Lewis and Clark's expedition. Introduce the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Provide learners with an opportunity to explore Supreme Court decisions that impacted the United State. Learners read this two-page selection about Schneck v. United States (1919), and then they respond to two short-answer questions about the case.
Students identify the Presidents of the U.S. by their physical characteristics and their impact on America. In this Presidents lesson plan, students read about each President, look at their pictures, and identify each of them based on their look and their impact.
Sixth graders discover what it takes to become President of the United States. Using a database, they complete a scavenger hunt to determine what George W. Bush has in common with past Presidents. They also create a spreadsheet which compares and contrasts interesting facts between Bush and past leaders.
Students gather information from a chart. They become familiar with the names of the presidents of the United States. They complete a worksheet imbedded in this plan on the many facts associated with the Presidents.
In this United States Presidents worksheet, students solve four word searches related to the presidents from four different periods of time. For example, in the first word search, students locate US presidents from 1789-1845.
High schoolers investigate the significance of the Zimmerman Note. In this World War I lesson, students use the provided analysis sheet to analyze the contents of the Zimmerman note and discuss how the note led to U.S. involvement in World War I.
Students study the events in American history that affected the US Capitol Building. They name activities that happen in and around the Capitol by looking at primary source documents that are available online.
How did the United States Congress determine how the new president and vice president would be named when the nation was first established? Who would provide money for the government, and how would the executive branch be organized?
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to design a classified newspaper ad seeking a new president to a rousing game of Two Truths and a Lie!