Rank the Presidents
Young scholars 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
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
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
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
A Monument Please, For the Big Cheese
Students research a President from the United States. For this United States history lesson, students read about their selected President and record interesting facts. Students design a monument for the President they researched.
3rd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History