Lesson Plan

The 44th and 45th USA Presidents

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The transition of power between former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump may be the first political process that your students have followed. Fill out the details between these two leaders with a set of vocabulary activities that discusses the backgrounds of the 44th and 45th American presidents.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners complete the word cloud assignment with another president or prominent historical or current political figure; encourage them to exclude the person's name so that peers can guess who the person is based on context clues
  • Use in a government class or when discussing biographical writing in language arts
Classroom Considerations
  • Parts of the lesson, including the homework section, reference another lesson plan, which is linked at the top of the first page
  • Juxtapose picture box does not work on the PDF or the online version, but an image of each president would work just as well
  • Lesson was written during the Trump administration and is mainly based on biographical differences between President Trump and former President Obama, rather than political or ideological differences
  • Incorporates technology and discussion into an engaging lesson
  • Provides a cloze listening activity worksheet
  • Answer key for activity is included in teacher notes
  • None
Common Core