We found 428 resources with the concept presidency
The President Under the Articles of Confederation
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The Articles of Confederation sounds like one big, fancy title to middle schoolers. Here, scaffolded steps help to ease novices into understanding this all-important American document. Discussion questions, lesson plan activities, and...
How Do Executive Orders Work?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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.
Literature Connection – Presidential Leadership
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Who has been the best United States president? Using the list of qualities developed in the previous lesson and essays from Presidential Leadership, class groups develop their case and present their argument for who should be considered...
The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Issues in the Election of 1828 (and Beyond)
9th - 12th
High schoolers make a connection between changes in voting participation and the election of 1828. They describe regional factors evidenced by the voting results in the election of 1828 and analyze campaign materials from 1828 to explain...
The Campaign of 1840: William Henry Harrison and Tyler, Too
9th - 12th
Young scholars list some issues important during the campaign of 1840. They compare and contrast the careers of Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison before they became president and explain why the Whigs wanted to find a candidate...
What Does George W. Bush Have in Common With Past U.S. Presidents?
Sixth graders discover what it takes to become President of the United States. Using a database, they complete a scavenger hunt to determine what George W. Bush has in common with past Presidents. They also create a spreadsheet which...
The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Understanding the President's Job
K - 2nd
Students examine the roles and responsibilites of the president of the U.S. They identify and discuss the three branches of U.S. government, view and discuss a White House Photo essay online, and create a class book entitled, 'If I Were...
The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Communicating with the President
K - 2nd
Young scholars examine the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy. They explore various websites, listen to a State of the Union address, and write a letter to the President of the...
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln: Celebrating Presidents' Day
Students research George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In this social studies lesson, students read stories about Washington and Lincoln. Students complete a Venn diagram about each man. Students use voiceweb to record things they...
Presidential Events Wall and Greatest Presidential Debate
9th - 12th
Investigate American events of the 20th and 21st century. Young historians will conduct research regarding the Presidents and the events that occurred during their terms. Students present their findings in the form of a Presidential debate.
Marching Toward Freedom: Washington Crosses the Delaware: Lesson 12
Fourth graders explore U.S. history by completing a Venn Diagram with classmates. In this George Washington biography lesson, 4th graders read the story Crossing the Delaware and list the facts mentioned during this historical era....
So You Want to Be President?: Voting and Electoral College
Sixth graders practice a voting method. In this presidential election activity, 6th graders review the concept of checks and balances, learn new terms such as the electoral college and the electoral vote, map out the electoral votes and...
Electoral College Policy Brief to the Virginia Governor\ Electoral College Policy Brief to the Virginia Governor
Eighth graders examine the voting process for the President of the United States. In this American Government lesson, 8th graders research the viewpoints on this system. Students participate in a debate on this process.
Contributions of Famous Americans; Abraham Lincoln
3rd - 5th
Students investigate U.S. history by researching Abraham Lincoln's achievements. In this Presidential biography lesson, students practice writing letters and stories explaining the accomplishments of President Lincoln during his tenure....
Famous Virginians; George Washington as Plantation Owner
K - 4th
Students investigate the presidency by researching George Washington's life. In this biographical lesson, students identify George Washington and discuss his life as the owner of a Virginia plantation. Students view photographs of the...
Presidents and their Monument/Memorials in Washington, D.C.
3rd - 4th
As part of a study of Washington, D.C., class members match images of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson with the monument/memorial that honors these presidents. In addition, they research the major contributions of...