Presidential Power: Crash Course Government and Politics #11

The president of the United States is the most powerful person in the government, right? Well, sort of. Scholars analyze the powers of the president in the scope of the United States government and politics. They view a short video clip gathering information on just what the president is allowed to do while in office. The 11th lesson in the 50-part series generates thought and discussion surrounding the issues of formal and informal powers outlined by the Constitution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

Classroom Considerations

  • Video is less than seven minutes in length, place in unit on the presidency accordingly 
Pros

  • Uses the Clone Zone to lay out different points of view on the topic
  • Incorporates animation, which helps visual learners understand the concepts
Cons

  • None