The President

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Using our The President Lesson Plan, students will be able to define president, and identify some of the roles of the President of the United States, and name some of the past Presidents.  Stimulate idea sharing and develop expressive communication by engaging students with questions like: what would be some of the things they would do as President of the United States, or what changes would they make in the country.

The President Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about The President.
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on defining the president, his roles, etc.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Using our The President Lesson Plan, students will be able to define president, and identify some of the roles of the President of the United States, and name some of the past Presidents.  Stimulate idea sharing and develop expressive communication by engaging students with questions like: what would be some of the things they would do as President of the United States, or what changes would they make in the country.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Play the music: Hail to the Chief. Ask students when and where they might hear the music.
  2. Allow for responses and discussion and then ask students to name as many presidents as possible.
  3. List responses for display. Allow for discussion.
  4. Distribute The President content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use additional resources to enhance student understanding.
  5. Distribute Activity pages. Read and review the instructions. Pair students. Distribute scissors.
  6. Allow students sufficient time for each Group Matching Activity. Following each group, check and review the students’ work. Repeat as often as necessary if there is time available.
  7. You may wish to mix together the groups of presidents and allow students to match all of them at the same time.
  8. Distribute the Practice page. Check and review with the class. (For lower levels, you may choose to do the work together with the students.)
  9. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
  10. In closing, ask students what would be some of the things they would do as President of the United States. What changes would they make in the country? What would be there favorite job as a President?
  11. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.4 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.4

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 – 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

Want more social studies resources? Check out our other Social Studies Lesson Plans!

Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Social Studies

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It was easy to download and print. Material is great.