Lesson Plan

What Makes a Leader?

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After creating a list of great American leaders from the last century and researching their lives, pupils will brainstorm aspects of leadership and discuss what traits may be shared by all leaders.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate a mini-lesson on research before beginning this lesson, as well as how to properly cite sources
Classroom Considerations
  • Younger students will need some support in devising a list of leaders, as well as in conducting their research
  • Ensure learners include specific examples to support their chosen leadership traits on their graphic organizers
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  • Includes a graphic organizer
  • Useful discussion prompts
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