Presidential Powers 2: Crash Course Government and Politics #12

Can the president of the United States do whatever he wants to do? Learners research the informal powers of the office of the president through a short video, the 12th lesson of a 50-part unit on the government. They analyze the difference between expressed powers and implied powers, as well as the concept of executive orders, in regards to the United States Government and politics. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend lesson with a Prezi presentation on the powers of the presidency
  • Quiz class on the powers of the president after showing the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals need online access if assigning the video clip as homework
Pros

  • Uses the Thought Bubble, which animates key concepts for visual learners
  • Cites primary sources and documents for further research 
Cons

  • None