Paths to the Presidency
Seventh graders investigate a timeline of the career paths that US presidents took before they became the president. They how these career choices prepared these men for the presidency.
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Portraits of the Presidents
Students study the United States Presidents through a variety of activities, games, and puzzles. In this United States President lesson plan, students are introduced to the Presidents and the role the president has played throughout...
2nd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
What Caused the French Revolution?
Was cake really the cause of the French Revolution? Learn about all of the political elements and implications that led to the end of 1,000 years of French monarchy, and how the upheaval began the first French Republic at the end of the...
6 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mysteries of Vernacular: Inaugurate
The United States inaugurates a president every four years, but where does the word inaugurate really come from? Watch the video to find out and then read a few famous inaugural addresses, which are linked in the Dig Deeper section on...
2 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts
A Thousand Points of Light
Students explore philanthropy in the United States. In this character education and U.S. history lesson, students analyze a quote from President G.W. Bush requesting that U.S. citizens put more time into service projects. Students view...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History