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What Is The President’s Job?

Length of Time:   One Class Period

Description

The system of the federal government established in the Constitution has weathered many difficult times but the basic frame holds. The three branches of government have done as the framers intended, kept each other in check and balanced the respective power of each.

Essential Questions

What is the job of the President of the US as part of the federal government?

Common Core Standards

English Language Arts: Reading: Informational Text

Grades 9-10:

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.9-10.7. Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums determining which details are emphasized in each account.

RI.9-10.9. Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance including how they address related themes and concepts.

Grades 11-12:

RI.11-12.7. Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

RI.11-12.8. Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts

RI.11-12.9. Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.

 

English Language Arts Standards: History/Social Studies:

Integration of knowledge and Ideas

Grades 6-8: RH.6-8.7. Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Grades 9-10: RH.9-10.9. Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

Grades 11-12: RH.11-12.7. Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Content Standards

US History 1:             Revolution to Reconstruction

Historical and Intellectual Origins of the US during the Constitutional Era

Basic Framework of American Democracy and Concepts of Government

 

US History 2:             1877-2001

The Power of the Executive Branch

Contemporary America

 

Government Elective