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U.S. Government: The President

duck for presRelated Posts:

U.S. Government: Laws

Regions of the United States

America The Beautiful

Recommended Books:

  • Vote! by Eileen Christelow
  • Robin Hill School’ Election Day by Margaret McNamara (Ready To Read Level 1)
  • Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
  • Madam President by Lane Smith
  • Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parish
  • Arthur Meets The President by Marc Brown
  • President’s Day by Anne F. Rockwell
  • Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio
  • George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale by Margaret McNamara
  • So You Want To Be President? by Judith St. George
  • The Inside-Outside Book of Washington, D.C. by Roxie Munro

Topics To Cover:

  • The President of the United States is the political leader and world representative of the country. He is also known as The Commander-in-Chief.
  • Every four years a general election takes place on the first Tuesday in November to elect a President and Vice President by a ballot vote where the majority decides the winner.
  • The winner officially begins their Presidency the following January after they take the oath of office.
  • The President lives at the White House located in Washington, D.C. (locate on map)
  • His family is known as The First Family of the country they represent.
  • There have been 44 Presidents of the United States; George Washington was the first and Barack Obama is the current. Gallery of Presidential Portraits in order of presidency.
  • The Vice President is the second in command of the country. Therefore, if the President is unable to perform his duties for any reason, the Vice-President takes his place. The current Vice President of the United States is Joe Biden.

Activities:

Seal of the PresidentThe President’s Role and Responsibilities ~ discuss roles and responsibilities of a President and some traits important to those, such as:

  • Leadership
  • Good decision-making
  • Persuasion/Influence
  • Diplomatic role ~ working together with others and recognizing differences in cultures, beliefs, rules, etc.

Listen and Read: What Does The President Do?

Role Playing ~ have the child pretend they are the President in the midst of a diplomatic situation where both sides don’t agree on everything but you have to do what you can to work with the situation for the benefit of your country.

  • What are some possible consequences/What might happen?
  • Is there something everyone can agree on?
  • Have you ever disagreed or argued with someone?
  • What was it about?
  • How did you feel?
  • How did they feel?
  • What can you do in the future? Stop, Think, Listen, Talk

Math Related: Presidential Money

  • Penny = Abraham Lincoln
  • Nickel = Thomas Jefferson
  • Dime = Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Quarter = George Washington
  • $1 bill = George Washington
  • $2 bill = Thomas Jefferson
  • $5 bill = Abraham Lincoln
  • $10 bill = Alexander Hamilton (not a President)
  • $20 bill = Andrew Jackson
  • $50 bill = Ulysses S. Grant
  • $100 bill = Benjamin Franklin (not a President)

Worksheets:

Crafts: Collection of President’s Day crafts

Related Resources:

Spanish:

President of the United States = El Presidente de los Estados Unidos

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