American Presidency Lesson Plans (Grades 7-9)

Grade Range: 7-9
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 380 minutes
Date Posted: 12/17/2012

Studying the American presidency offers students an unparalleled opportunity to explore the democratic political process and to deepen their understanding of how this process fits into the whole of American history. While learning about subjects as diverse as campaigns, the media, and presidential roles and responsibilities, students will sharpen their analytical skills and broaden their historical knowledge.

This package of lessons addresses campaigns and elections, roles and responsibilities, life in the white house and after the presidency, assassination and mourning, and communicating the presidency. 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