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Beyond the above recommended lessons, there are additional videos to support the core content and resources on presidential impeachments, presidential assassinations, and portraits of many U.S. presidents and the issues they faced during their administrations. 
 

 

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U.S Presidents

by Jenny Sitkin

A collection of lessons and resources about American Presidents focused on events and issues related to their administration.
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A series of lessons and materials to support instruction on the process of presidential impeachment.
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A series of lessons and materials to support instruction on presidential assassinations.
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An interactive game to understand the executive branch.
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Students learn the primary responsibilities of the president and how those duties connect to the powers the Constitution grants to the executive branch. Students also learn about the types of issues the executive branch deals with and which federal agencies handle them.
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A short video that explains the process of impeachment.
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A learning activity for students to analyze primary documents and identify the presidents involved in significant historical events.
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A rigorous lesson that examines the use and limits of executive power.
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Students learn about the roles and responsibilities of the president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy.
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A video that examines the expressed powers of the presidency.
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A classroom simulation to engage students in the learning process as they learn about the role of the cabinet in helping the president make decisions.
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A comprehensive unit on the executive branch from the Georgia Virtual Learning program.
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A lesson plan that examines the relationship between the executive and legislative branches around war-making powers.
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Students learn that there's more to the executive branch than just the president! Students learn how the executive departments and agencies regulate and enforce governmental policies, and they explore the roles and responsibilities of the presidential cabinet.
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A lesson plan that examines the presidential election process and highlights the 2000 presidential election.
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A link to the Interactive Constitution that allows users to explore Article II of the U.S. Constitution to learn more about the executive branch.
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Debate Tool Kit

by Jenny Sitkin

A guide to debates in the classroom.
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A lesson plan about the electoral college system that utilizes original texts and secondary sources.
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Teacher video about the Executive Branch of Government.
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