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408 resources with the concept presidency

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The Office of the Executive

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An executive is not just a leader of a company; you can also use the term to describe the president of the United States. The ninth part of a 20-part unit teaches high schoolers about the importance of the executive branch and the...
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The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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A President's Vision: George Washington

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
Who knew that one poster about George Washington could have so many learning possibilities attached to it? Here you'll find an attractive learning display on the first president of the United States, as well as worksheets and...
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George Washington: A National Treasure

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image...
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American Presidents: John Quincy Adams

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A skinny-dipping president? John Quincy Adams was a bible reader by morning and a skinny-dipper by late morning, apparently. His strong beliefs and lack of persuasive power ultimately ended his time in presidency, but he did go on to...
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I Am Not a Crook

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use video, Internet research and discussion to consider the presidency of Richard Nixon. They obtain information from multiple perspectives and form an opinion of how Richard Nixon should be remembered.
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The Campaign of 1840: William Henry Harrison and Tyler, Too

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list some issues important during the campaign of 1840. They compare and contrast the careers of Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison before they became president and explain why the Whigs wanted to find a candidate in...
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President for a Day

For Teachers K - 8th
Students imagine they are president of the United States for one day! students study general information about the duties of the president of the United States. They create a schedule for one day as president.
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Remembrance of Things Past

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Engage critical and social thinking by exploring the value of language and word choice. The class considers the article "The Silence of the Historic Present" and analyzes several presidential speeches. They engage in class discussion,...
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The Presidents Song

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Remember learning to spell “encyclopedia” by singing along with Jiminy Cricket? How about using a singing exercise to learn the names of the presidents? “The Presidents Song,” includes the names, in order, from Washington to Coolidge....
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8th Grade U.S. History Task Study Packet

For Students 8th
Even a cumulative review can include main ideas, key events, supporting details, and critical thinking. An excellent 8th grade history review is yours for the taking. It includes topics that range from the thirteen colonies to post Civil...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
An extremely engaging and well-designed "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-type game awaits your class. The subject is American history, with an emphasis on questions about past presidents. The usual lifelines are built into the game, and...
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On This Day: Battle of Tippecanoe

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What do the War of 1812 and the accidental presidency of John Tyler have in common? Historians ponder the question as they learn about the Battle of Tippecanoe, how it led to the declaration of war with Great Britain in the War of 1812,...
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President Ronald Reagan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At 69 years old, Ronald Reagan was the oldest man ever to be elected president in the United States. After reviewing a thorough history of Reagan's presidency, pupils read the main pro and con arguments to determine if he was a good...
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President Bill Clinton

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was Bill Clinton a good president? Scholars set out to answer the question as they prepare for a class debate on the topic. They watch videos, review pros and cons, and read facts about the process of becoming a United States president....
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THE Founding Father

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Who is the founding father—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin? Scholars decide which of three early Americans, should be crowned the founding father of America based on research. Then, they compose a persuasive...
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How Do Executive Orders Work?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is an executive order? Why was it created? How does it differ for other tools available to the executive branch of the government? Introduce the concept with a short video that outlines the what, when, and why of the executive orders.
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How Does Impeachment Work?

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know that in the United States any civil officer can be impeached? But just what does impeachment mean? How does the process work? Who can demand impeachment of a public official? Who can initiate the process? Learn everything...
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The Obama Years

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Beginning with a quick writing prompt, young historians write about what they will remember most about President Obama's legacy. The activity opens up a larger discussion and exploration of his accomplishments, milestones, and the impact...
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Political Cartoons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the skills needed to become informed citizens, class members examine political cartoons. After analyzing the symbols, viewpoint, and political message intended by the artists, individuals then create their own...
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Literature Connection – Presidential Leadership

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who has been the best United States president? Using the list of qualities developed in the previous lesson plan, class groups develop their case and present their argument for who should be considered the best president in American...
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Our President Lives in the White House

For Students 1st Standards
Did you know the White House has 132 rooms? Celebrate this historic home of United States Presidents with a reading passage that provides a brief description of the inside of the house. Young readers follow the reading by answering...
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Solutions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inspire future voters to cast their vote based on thorough examination of the issues. Scholars discover each candidates' plan of action through information found on the internet, television, newspapers, family members, and friends.
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Using the World Wide Web

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The Internet is the host of a wealth information—good and bad—and it takes practice to know which sites offer the most credible material. Here, scholars explore a variety of news sources to discover valuable information on topics such as...