The download includes a lesson plan with step-by-step instructions on how to use each activity plus video links, and Google Doc versions of each resource!
First is a secondary source introductory reading on Executive Orders, what they are, how they work, and the history of them through the American Presidency. A set of analysis questions for this is included for students to answer.
Next, students analyze 5 primary source examples of well-known Executive Orders from American History from Roosevelt through Donald Trump (Executive Orders: 9066, 9981, 11111, 13228, and 13769). This can be done as stations, in groups, individually, or digitally through the included Google Doc version. An answer key is included for your convenience.
Finally, students complete a reflection activity on Executive Orders and whether or not they give the president too much law-making power.
The entire lesson plan can also be downloaded with many others as part of my Executive Branch Unit Bundle
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