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Before and Beyond the Constitution: What Should a President do?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A collection of three resources provides middle schoolers with the founding fathers' vision of what they saw as the role of the president and the executive branch of the government. Young scholars examine the Articles of Confederation,...
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James Madison: From Father of the Constitution to President

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
James Madison, fourth president of the United States serving from 1809-1817, is the focus of a four-lesson collection that provides high schoolers with the information they need to understand why Madison is considered "The Father of the...
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Political Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for social studies classes, this collection of lessons examine both the history and the current state of US government institutions, policies, and economic programs.
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A Very Big Branch

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
Through detailed secondary source reading material and an interactive "true/false" activity, learners discover the depth and complexity of the executive branch in the United States government. Topics covered include executive...
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Branches of Power

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learners take on the roles of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government in the United States and work to develop public policy issues and ideas into laws in this engaging and well-designed online interactive.
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Lesson 3: Branches of Government

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that...
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Executive Roles: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As a way of learning about the legislative process in the United States and the role of the executive branch, your young historians will work together as a class to create and authorize a new coin.
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The Executive Branch

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While the president is perhaps the most famous politician, why did the Founding Fathers create the office? While it has evolved over time, the presidency has its roots in the American Revolution. A video resource—created for Constitution...
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The Executive Command

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Take on the role of president of the United States with this interactive online game, which will acquaint your learners with the various responsibilities of the executive branch of government. While not an in-depth or complex resource,...
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How Do Executive Orders Work?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is an executive order? Why was it created? How does it differ for other tools available to the executive branch of the government? Introduce the concept with a short video that outlines the what, when, and why of the executive orders.
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Article II: The Executive Branch- We the People Constitution Tour

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Learners discover how protests and political activism has had a direct effect on the President of the United States in this unique instructional approach to the executive branch of government.
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How was the Constitution Used to Organize the New Government?

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
How did the United States Congress determine how the new president and vice president would be named when the nation was first established? Who would provide money for the government, and how would the executive branch be organized? 
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The Executive Branch

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the executive branch of the Michigan government through online research and by answering questions. They discover the difference between the legislative and executive branches through class discussion.
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The Executive Branch

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners identify the key terms and describe each one as it applies to the Executive Branch. Students identify and analyze the powers and duties of the president. Learners discuss the Executive Branch in more detail, including the...
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Executive Branch Worksheet

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Consider using this assessment on the executive branch of the United States Constitution to help you work backward and plan your curriculum accordingly. The worksheet covers who specifically holds the office of chief executive,...
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Mini-Lesson: Executive Orders

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can the President of the United States pass a law all by himself? Scholars investigate the concept of the executive order in regards to the powers of the presidency. They use current issues and events to monitor media bias while also...
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The Office of the Executive

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An executive is not just a leader of a company; you can also use the term to describe the president of the United States. The ninth part of a 20-part unit teaches high schoolers about the importance of the executive branch and the...
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Constitution Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the categories today, Alex? The US Constitution, legislative branch, executive branch, Bill of Rights, and the judicial branch! Quiz your class with a fun interactive game that includes 50 different questions! It's just like the...
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3 Branches of Our Government

For Students 6th - 12th
This straightforward fill-in-the-blank activity could be used for a variety of purposes. Young historians are given 10 sentences about the branches of government; they fill in the blanks with terminology that is related to the United...
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US Government Review Part 1 - 3 Branches of Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A fun and interesting teacher describes the three branches of the US government. His lecture style and ability to explain with good examples could be a really big help to older students needing a tutorial or extra support in...
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Our Government Today: The Legislative and Executive Branches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the differences and similarities in the Legislative and Executive branches of the federal government. They research how the legislative branch has changed over time and the issues of making new laws. They role...
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The Executive Branch

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study the federal government, which is divided into 3 branches. They have a minimal understanding of the responsibilities of each branch.
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Branching Out

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research structure, function and primary responsibilities of each office of the Executive branch, create a chart displaying their research.
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Inventing the American Presidency

For Students 9th - 12th
"If you could start from scratch, how would you redesign the oval office?" The formation of the United States government was a carefully calculated and collective process. With this video, your class will imagine themselves as founders...