The Powers of the Executive

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Are executives as powerful as they sound? High schoolers find out about the US president and executive branch. A variety of activities include scaffolded reading sections, research assignments, and collaborative group work.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create take-home quizzes using the comprehension questions provided
  • Differentiate for GATE learners by asking them to create a project where they write their own constitutional clauses for a theoretical president using the same principles as in the lesson plan
Classroom Considerations

  • As part of a 20-part series about the US Constitution, the 10th installment works best in sequential order
Pros

  • Before, during, and after you read sections create an easy way to scaffold learning
  • Comprehension questions make testing for understanding simple
Cons

  • None