Rank the Presidents
Pupils read brief biographies of United States presidents and explorers. Working in small groups, students discuss and compare which key characteristics make a good president.
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The American Presidency Grades 7-9
As part of a study of the American Presidency, groups investigate five topics: Campaigns and Elections, Role and Responsibilities, Life in the White House, Assassination and Mourning, and Communicating the Presidency.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
For The President, All In A Day's Work
How does the president of the United States get the authority to exercise his/her duties? What responsibilities and tasks go into a hard day's work for the president? Here is a lesson plan that includes several instructional materials...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The 57th Inaugural Ceremonies
Attend the party of the year with a hands-on learning experience focusing on the 57th inauguration of the president of the United States. Middle schoolers role play as guests at the prestigious Inaugural Ball, and learn more about why...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
President Obama's Address to Students Across America
Students write about goals, responsibility, and persistence, and listen to President Obama's speech. In this President Obama activity students create concept webs, listen with a purpose, and list the challenges of our generation.
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Who Are Our Greatest Presidents?
Students create criteria to evaluate U.S. Presidents. In this presidential legacy activity, students determine criteria to rank presidents. Students research the presidents, then evaluate the current president and assess how they will be...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History