The Obama Years

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Beginning with a quick writing prompt, young historians write about what they will remember most about President Obama's legacy. The activity opens up a larger discussion and exploration of his accomplishments, milestones, and the impact his presidency had on the nation and each individual.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a biography study
  • Present the vocabulary words before beginning the lesson
  • Be sure to make available the idea that some of Obama's key events may not resonate with everyone in the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Have the quick write prompt written on the board or projected for the class to see upon entering the classroom
  • Ensure learners responses and discussions are respectful
Pros

  • The quick write opens the topic up to discussion and promotes participation
  • Comes with an interactive timeline that looks at Obama's years 
Cons

  • None