Article II: The Executive Branch- We the People Constitution Tour

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Learners discover how protests and political activism has had a direct effect on the President of the United States in this unique instructional approach to the executive branch of government.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Follow the worksheet readings and activity with a discussion of executive powers and what the president is actually capable of when responding to citizen protests
Pros

  • Includes primary source quotations and excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech
  • Suggests a great follow-up activity where learners write a letter to the president
Cons

  • Does not include any specific details about the roles and powers of the executive branch