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If I Were President...
Students practice their critical thinking skills by examining current issues in the campaign. They write an essay stating what they would to do solve problems if they were president. They share their solutions with the class.
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The President’s Desk
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 a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson plan. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ronald Reagan on the Challenger Tragedy
How does society prevail in the face of challenge? After reading President Ronald Reagan's speech to the nation after the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, your learners will then discuss the tone of the speech itself...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review US Presidents – George Washington
George Washington was the first president of the United States. Here, learners read a passage about Washington's contribution to America during his time as president. Then they answer seven multiple choice questions followed by three...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed