What Is The President’s Job?
Length of Time: One Class Period
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.
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
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.
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.
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