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U.S. presidents (and other elected officials) provide the subject matter for journals, persuasive pieces and a pictorial shield. Researchers create a “life” focused statement for a presidential candidate and write journal entries about the candidate's traits. They also synthesize knowledge about a presidential candidate and design a pictorial shield representing the presidential candidate's life in focus. The richly detailed plan includes a template for the shield and rubrics.