Elect a President
In this social studies worksheet, students examine the number of votes needed to elect a president in the electoral college and compare it to the popular votes.
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How We Elect a President in the United States
In this United States government worksheet, students learn how a president is elected in the United States. They then answer the 11 definition questions and complete an activity in which they create a platform for a presidential...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
A Case Study of Presidential Inaugurations: Kennedy and Obama
How do the inauguration ceremonies of a president-elect reflect the values of that president? This is the question presented to government students as they research and compare the inaugurations of John F. Kennedy in 1961 and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
President Johnson 1965 Inaugural Address
Rocked by the sudden assassination of their beloved President John F. Kennedy, the American people elected Lyndon B. Johnson to be the 36th president of the United States. President Johnson addresses his fellow citizens from the Capitol...
12 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Every Four Years: Qualifications for the Office of President and Electing the President
Learners explore the responsibilities of the U.S. president. In this U.S. government lesson, students examine the constitutional procedure for the election of the president and consider how democratic the process is.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
An American President in American Art
Learners discuss the life and death of both Elaine De Kooning and the president she painted, John Kennedy. They learn how Kooning chose to describe President Kennedy through abstract expressionism and why her choice of color and shape...
6th Visual & Performing Arts
Town Hall Wall: College Exam
The college that directly affects young citizens' lives is not the university they're applying to. Learn about the Electoral College in a town hall activity in which class members debate the merits of the current system versus electing a...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable