Advising the President: A Simulated Cabinet Meeting
High schoolers, as Cabinet members, "advise" the President on one current pressing problem or concern facing their department or post. They prepare an Action Plan with possible alternative courses of action that meets budget constraints.
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Vietnam: Presidents Make Choices
Student analyze how Presidents Johnson, Kennedy, and Nixon handled Vietnam crises. For this Vietnam lesson, students read presidential advisory reports regarding the war. Students participate is a simulation experience acting as...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
What Should President Truman Do?
After reading the article Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb, class members engage in a simulation, assume the role of President Truman or one of his advisors, and discuss the options open to the president. The exercise...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Decision Point: Understanding the U.S.’s Dilemma Over North Korea
Simulate the Situation Room and analyze the US's relationship with North Korea. The plan starts off with a quick review and an examination of a online timeline that updates as the situation continues. Next, the class reads an article and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Presidential endorsements: Newspapers decide
Twelfth graders collect, organize, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources in order to draw logical conclusions. They communicate this information using appropriate social studies terminology in oral, written or...
12th Social Studies & History