American Presidency Lesson Plans (Grades 4-6)

Grade Range: 4-6
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 380 minutes
Date Posted: 11/26/2012

Studying the presidency offers students a new way to explore American history. What does it mean to be the president of the United States of America? What is the relationship of the presidency to the American people? Using artifacts and documents, students can begin to uncover this uniquely American experience.

This package of lessons address campaigning, inauguration, the roles of the president, life in the White House, and assassination and mourning. Each topic includes teacher background information and student activities, while some topics also include supporting primary sources.

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies