This mini lesson teaches about the qualifications outlined in the U.S. Constitution for the president, members of the Senate, and members of the House of Representatives.
The lesson includes guides notes and a graphic organizer with information, such as age and birthplace, of 10 popular celebrities from Lebron James to Ellen DeGeneres to Kanye West (since many of my students were under the impression he was running for president). After the guided notes, the students will use the notes to determine what celebrities are eligible to be in what office.
Blank Guided Notes
Filled-In Guided Notes
Celebrity Eligibility Graphic Organizer
Celebrity Eligibility Graphic Organizer Answer Key
*Celebrity ages and number of years in the United States is as of the fall of 2016 - I left it as a Word document so it could be updated
*I also had a slide with a picture of each celebrity and the question "Could one of these celebrities be your next president?" as my students came into the room to engage them instantly