Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump

Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump
Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump
Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump
Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump
Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump
Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump
Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump
Executive Branch Bundle - President Donald Trump
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Students know that Donald Trump is the 45th president, but how well do they know the roles and responsibilities of the president? How well do they know the experiences and perspectives of Trump? This Executive Branch Bundle will help students understand all aspects of the Executive Branch and will give students the opportunity to complete engaging and student-centered activities and projects to learn about Donald Trump.

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If you purchased my Election 2016, you may not need to purchase this bundle since there are many similar activities. However, this Executive Branch Bundle is updated to include that Donald Trump won the election.

The bundle includes the following activities and projects:

Introduction to the Executive Branch
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Students know that Donald Trump is our 45th president, but how well do they know the ins and outs of the executive branch? When students finish completing the graphic organizers, they'll have an in-depth understanding of the following topics: (1) Important issues discussed in government, (2) Eligibility Requirements, (3) Key Dates, (4) Term of Office, (5) Oath of Office, (6) Impeachment, (7) Structure of the Government and (8) Powers of the President.

Executive Branch Task Cards
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It's important for our students to understand the roles and responsibilities of the president. This class activity will make reading Article 2 (the Executive Branch) of the Constitution fun and interesting! All scavenger hunt questions are presented on colorful and visually appealing task cards. The activity includes 15 questions about the executive branch on task cards, a teacher answer key and a student recording sheet.

Election WebQuest
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In order to learn about the life experience and viewpoint of Donald Trump, students are going to complete a webquest. Then they'll write a paragraph explaining if they agree or disagree with his stance on various issues. The activity includes a webquest, a writing prompt and a rubric.

Help Wanted Ad: President Needed
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After they research the duties of the president (by reading their textbook or Article 2 of the Constitution), students create a Help Wanted Ad to find qualified people to become the president. This activity really helps government and the U.S. Constitution come alive for students! It also helps students develop the skill of using evidence in their writing, along with incorporating their creative touches. The project includes a brief introduction, eight requirements and a rubric.

Biography Poem of Donald Trump
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Students will use a combination of creativity and evidence to write a biography poem about Donald Trump. The activity includes an introduction and requirements, a template of 10 lines and a rubric.

Redesign the Dollar to Represent Trump
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Your students have been hired to redesign the dollar bill in order to reflect the life, goals and achievements of Donald Trump. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a chart to learn the significance and meanings of the phrases and images on the current U.S. dollar bill. The project includes a direction sheet with detailed requirements, a rubric, a two-page chart about the U.S. dollar bill and a teacher answer key.

Create a Book Jacket of Trump's Biography
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Students are going to design the book jacket of Donald Trump’s biography. A book jacket includes the front cover, spine and back cover of the book. This is a project that gives your students the opportunity to be creative, but their writing must be based on evidence. The project includes an explanation, list of specific requirements and topics and a rubric.

Student Talk Show of Donald Trump and Mike Pence
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Your students will work in groups of three to plan and present a talk show. The talk show that your students will create will include the host who will ask the deep and engaging questions and two guests who will answer in an interesting and detailed way. One student will represent the host and the two students will each choose to assume the role of either Donald Trump or Mike Pence. Your students will improve upon skills such as public speaking, collaboration, writing and research. The activity includes a brief introduction, a detailed explanation of the structure of the talk show, a rubric and a list of 10 sample host questions.

Write a Cover Letter
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Your students are going to assume the role of Donald Trump. As Trump, your students will write a four-paragraph cover letter explaining their perspective of various issues. They need to convince the chairperson of the National Committee that they have the characteristics, skills and experience to become the president. The project includes an introduction, cover letter template and rubric.

Create a Movie Trailer, Scrapbook, Poem & Inauguration Speech
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Your students can choose to create a movie trailer, scrapbook, inaugural address or illustrated epic poem to show off what they learned about Donald Trump. Each project choice comes with an introduction, a description of requirements and a rubric.

Skills Gained:
☺ Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
☺Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
☺Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
☺Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
☺Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
☺Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
☺Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
☺Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
☺Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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