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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

Everyone Wants to Be President

For Teachers 4th - 7th
How can you help your class understand the breadth of duties and the challenges of being the leader of the United States?
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Lesson Plan
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Encyclopedia Britannica

Becoming US President

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's that time of year, and the year. Once again the race is on for the White House. It's important that young voters, and would-be voters, understand the process for becoming the United States President. Class members research the...
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App
Freecloud Design

Presidents vs. Aliens™

For Students 3rd - 12th
People of all ages can enjoy identifying and learning about the US Presidents by playing this entertaining game. Quiz questions cover identifying the president, political party, predecessors and successors, nicknames, quotes, general...
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

An Interview with President Lincoln

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
What would you ask Abraham Lincoln if you had the chance? Class members draft interview questions for the 16th U.S. President, and imagine what his responses would be.
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Activity
Staples Foundation For Learning

The President’s Desk

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through an engaging interactive site. The guide offers a...
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Writing
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K12 Reader

The Greatest President

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Who is the greatest US president? George Washington? Abraham Lincoln? FDR? Find out the opinions of your young historians with this cross-curricular writing prompt that engages them in researching the accomplishments of these influential...
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Printables
Classroom Jr.

Running for President Story Starter

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Most American children have, at one point or another, imagined what it would be like to run for president. Offer this creative writing prompt to young writers and discover how the world would change if kids were charge.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

If I Were President

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Children discuss voting and the presidency. They make a picture of what they would do as president and dictate a caption. The class then votes on the snack they would like to eat that day. This presents many wonderful learning...
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PBS

Evolution of the Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt to Franklin D. Roosevelt

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How much power should a president be allowed to exert? Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt exercised their power according to their interpretations of the United States Constitution, and these interpretations affected the...
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PPT
Curated OER

President LBJ

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's a quick look at the Johnson presidency. Each of his major acts are discussed with images and video web links. The Voting Rights Act, Tet Offensive, Civil Rights Act, and War on Poverty are defined.
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PBS

President Theodore Roosevelt: Foreign Policy Statesman or Bully?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Can a negative perception of a president's foreign policy harm his or her historical legacy? A project that winds the clock back to the date of Theodore Roosevelt's death puts students at the editorial desk of a fictional newspaper....
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Handout
ProCon

President Bill Clinton

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was Bill Clinton a good president? Scholars set out to answer the question as they prepare for a class debate on the topic. They watch videos, review pros and cons, and read facts about the process of becoming a United States president....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Presidents

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct a research project. In this United States Presidents instructional activity, students draw a presidents name out of a box and complete a research activity on their president.  Research options include writing a two page...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Presidential Trading Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students research the Internet to collect data about the US Presidents. They use the data that they collect along with available technology to produce trading cards and brochures using keyboarding skills, text boxes, acquiring photos,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

United States Presidents

For Students 6th - 7th
In this United States Presidents worksheet, students solve four word searches related to the presidents from four different periods of time. For example, in the first word search, students locate US presidents from 1789-1845.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Presidents North and South Timeline

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders conduct online research to create a timeline of ten US Presidents. In this historical events lesson, 4th graders find online information about the birth dates and birth states of ten US Presidents. This information is...
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

Bring President Lincoln to Life

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free." - Abraham Lincoln
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Lesson Plan
Polk Bros Foundation

American Presidents

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Emanuel Leutze's painting Washington Crossing the Delaware. Alexander Gardner's photograph of Abraham Lincoln. What do these works of art tell us about the character of these American Presidents? After examining the techniques the...
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Assessment
New York State Education Department

US History and Government Examination: August 2010

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Geography has played a complex role in America history. The Atlantic Ocean has served as a buffer to protect the United States from European Wars, but its proximity to Cuba, however, left it vulnerable to nuclear war during the Cuban...
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Handout
ProCon

President Ronald Reagan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At 69 years old, Ronald Reagan was the oldest man ever to be elected president in the United States. After reviewing a thorough history of Reagan's presidency, pupils read the main pro and con arguments to determine if he was a good...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The United States Presidents

For Students 6th - 8th
In this government worksheet, students find the names of US presidents and the answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Who Was the First US. President?: Reading Comprehension

For Students 3rd
In this George Washington reading comprehension instructional activity, 3rd graders will read a 2 paragraph passage about the life of our first President and answer 4 multiple choice questions.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Dude, I'm Interviewing the President

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Student define issues and questions they would discuss with a president. Learners read "Bill and Leo's Excellent Encounter". Students choose famous personalities, research their celebrity, and create a mock interview with them.
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Assessment
New York State Education Department

US History and Government Examination: January 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan were defined by the Cold War. Using primary source documents and scaffolded analysis questions, pupils explore the effect the Cold War had on these presidencies. A...

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