White House Havoc

The president of the United States must be able to keep a cool head in moments of crisis to lead his or nation out of the darkness. A history instructional activity encourages learners to study the ways various presidents have handled domestic or international crises with a thorough, thoughtful instructional activity.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson was published in 2003, during the George W. Bush administration; either use the activity as a historical review of early 21st-century politics, or challenge class members to apply the project to the current administration in the White House
Pros

  • Provides a list of presidents to focus on (Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Bush, and Clinton)
Cons

  • None