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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
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.
In this U.S. Presidents word search instructional activity, students look for and circle the 17 U.S. Presidents from the word bank in the word search puzzle.
Students create criteria to evaluate U.S. Presidents. In this presidential legacy instructional activity, students determine criteria to rank presidents. Students research the presidents, then evaluate the current president and assess how they will be remembered in history.
Students study how the electoral college works to select a U.S. President. In this history lesson, students examine the U.S. Elector College methods then answer questions and write an essay that relate to the state where they live.
Students list the many jobs of the U.S. president and explain the reasons for them. They compare current and past roles of the chief executive of the United States.
Students analyze historical events leading up to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System. Students identify reasons for the lack of confidence in the U.S. banking system early in the nation's history. Students evaluate the economic impact of important events in the history of money and banking in the U.S.
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.
High schoolers measure technological advancements as they consider how they impacted the election process in the United States. In this presidential politics lesson, students research technological changes since the 1900's and create PowerPoint presentations that analyze how the advancements have played a role in how Americans elect their president.
Learners, working in small groups, uncover and share the Capitol's story. They list events in American history that have affected the U.S. Capitol. They identify activities taking place in and around the Capitol.
Young scholars 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.
Students recall visits to museums, then read a news article about a museum exhibit that shows what U.S. presidents were like during their childhood. In this U.S. history and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Fourth graders investigate the state of Ohio's claim to be the "Mother of Presidents." Nine U.S. presidents were from the state and their contributions and terms of office are examined in this lesson.
Young scholars connect the symbols from the design of the United States Mint Fifty State Quarters Program to our country's history in this five-lesson unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.
Students discuss American Presidents. They each complete research on one particular President and then, using a template, create a short biography (including a picture) about him. When all biographies are complete, they compile them into a classroom book.
Students research a U.S. president of their choice. They create bookmarks that include basic facts about and a photograph of the selected president. Students print and trade their bookmarks with their peers.
In this U. S. historical facts 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.