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134 reviewed resources for commander in chief

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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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Lincoln and His Generals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Abraham Lincoln's role as Commander in Chief. For this American Civil War lesson, students listen to an instructor-delivered lecture on Lincoln's leadership and then analyze 8 pirmary documents to determine what...
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Roles & Powers of the President

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Abraham Lincoln, Letter to General William T. Sherman

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
A brief letter can speak volumes. Your young historians will analyze a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to General Sherman, and discover the significance of the capture of Savannah, as well as gain insight into Lincoln's role as...
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Branches of Government Worksheet 2

For Students 5th - 8th
Looking for a quick assessment to give to your class about the branches of government in the United States? This is a multiple choice activity that could be used as a quiz. There are 9 questions, some of which are a bit dated and should...
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What Makes a General?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the duties of commander-in-chief. In this George Washington lesson, students research Revolutionary War military leaders and examine the relationships they had with George Washington. 
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Executive Command

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is it like to be the commander in chief? Learners find out using an engaging video game simulation. As they juggle diplomacy and bills sent from Congress, they make choices to push forward an agenda on issues they think are important. 
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Constitution in the Classroom: The Right to Vote

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The system of checks and balances is integral to the functionality of the United States government. Learn more about the ways the three branches of the government work together—and about the limitations of their power—with an informative...
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All About Presidents

For Teachers 3rd
Utilizing a database embedded in the lesson, 3rd graders answer a series of questions about past Presidents of the United States. Learners work in pairs to check each other's work for accuracy once they have completed all of the...
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True or False?: 3 Branches of U.S. Government

For Students 6th - 8th
This true or false exercise covers basic knowledge about the branches of government. This worksheet is composed of 10 statements. Learners must determine if each statement is true or false. If it is false, they write in the correct...
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Understanding Points of View

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Investigate the importance of author's point of view. Young linguists study primary source documents related to the Treaty of Casco Bay. The first source is authored by the Native American Chiefs, the second by an English...
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3 Branches of Government Word Scramble

For Students 6th - 8th
Practice vocabulary that goes along with the branches of government in the United States. For this activity, young historians use the hint given to unscramble 10 words about the branches of U.S. government. This is a basic word scramble...
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U.S. History: Lincoln As Commander-In-Chief

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and determine Abraham Lincoln's effectiveness as commander-in-chief during the Civil War. Role-playing as historians, they write essays evaluating Lincoln's performance after conducting Internet research from provided...
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Unit 1: Children’s Letters to President Carter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
If young historians could ask the president to make one change, what would it be? Budding activists consider this question using letters to Jimmy Carter written during the energy crisis of the 1970s. After they examine handwritten...
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The U. S. at War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine reasons for going to war. In this foreign policy lesson, students analyze the reasons the U.S. entered the the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the...
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Simulation on Peacekeeping in Kashmir: An American Choice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Will the United States take a stand in the Kashmir conflict? A mock meeting of the minds examines a peace proposal between China, Pakistan, and India to determine if the United States should deploy troops to the area. Individuals take on...
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The Executive Abroad 1905-2016

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While the president often appears to jet around the world on diplomatic missions, having the commander in chief travel abroad is a modern phenomenon, starting in the 20th century. Using a graphic, learners explore which presidents...
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What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader? Powers and Problems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list qualities they believe made George Washington an effective military leader. They discuss difficulties Washington faced as Commander-in-Chief and how he responded to the difficulties he faced as the leader of the Continental...
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What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers list qualities they believe made George Washington an effective military leader. They discuss some difficulties Washington faced as Commander-in-Chief and describe his response to the Newburgh Conspiracy.
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The Right Choice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the leadership role of George Washington in the American Revolution. In this George Washington instructional activity, students read selections titled "Generalship," and "Candidate for Commander-in-Chief." After...
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Chief Pontiac's Speech

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this primary source research worksheet, students examine th text of speech given by Chief Pontiac and respond to 4 short answer questions regarding its content.
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The 7 "Hats" of the President

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the responsibilities of the President. In this U.S. government lesson, students examine the provided sources related to the President' s roles as Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Jurist, Chief Diplomat, Chief...
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How We Elect a President in the United States

For Students 5th - 8th
In this United States government worksheet, students learn how a president is elected in the United States. They then answer the 11 definition questions and complete an activity in which they create a platform for a presidential...
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China in Revolution 1911-1949(Part 2/10)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The struggle for leadership of the Nationalist Party after the death of Sun Yat Sen is the focus of part two of this ten-part series devoted to the Chinese Revolution. Chiang Kai Shek emerges as Commander and Chief and leads The Northern...