Students study the Constitution. They highlight the important facts about the job of the President and use notes and articles to answer questions pertaining to the Constitution. They watch a video about the executive branch.
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First Hundred Days
A presidential term may be four years long, but the first 100 days can have a huge impact on the remaining 1,360. After viewing a video about the eventful beginning days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term, young historians work...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
4-H Citizenship Activity Page - Beginning Level
This is a 4-H citizenship activity that asks learners to examine county government, city councils, the three branches of the United States government, and complete a community service project. It also includes a word search, directions...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Age of Jackson
Review the depth and complexity of Andrew Jackson's presidency and the beginnings of modern American politics with this engaging video. Topics covered include: the second bank of the United States, the Missouri Compromise, the rise of...
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US Constitution: Government, Executive Branch, The President
Eighth graders read and discuss the description of the powers assigned to the Executive Branch in the US Constitution. They consider the Electoral College, presidential military responsibilities and impeachment.
8th Social Studies & History
How is Power Divided in the United States Government?
Need an introduction to the three branches of the United States government? Look no further! This video offers a basic breakdown of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, including their general makeup and designated...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Every Four Years: Qualifications for the Office of President and Electing the President
Middle schoolers explore the responsibilities of the U.S. president. In this U.S. government instructional activity, students examine the constitutional procedure for the election of the president and consider how democratic the process is.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Issues in the Election of 1828 (and Beyond)
Students make a connection between changes in voting participation and the election of 1828. They describe regional factors evidenced by the voting results in the election of 1828 and analyze campaign materials from 1828 to explain the...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History