This bundle includes many interesting and thought-provoking activities and projects that are perfect for Presidents' Day for middle school students. Students will have the opportunity to work individually, with partners and in a group to create or complete several activities and projects.
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All products include introductions, detailed and specific requirements, and rubrics! All products (except for the task cards activities) are fully editable to meet the needs of your teaching style and students!
Task Cards of the Executive Branch
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. Students can work with a partner to answer the questions on each task card by using the text of the Constitution (found online or in textbooks). You can make it into a competition for some additional fun! The product includes 15 questions about the executive branch on task cards, a teacher answer key and a two-page student recording sheet.
Students will use a combination of creativity and historical evidence to write a biography poem about a chosen president in honor of Presidents' Day. The product includes an introduction, an explanation of requirements, a template of 12 lines and a rubric.
Redesign the Dollar Bill
Your students have just been hired to redesign the American dollar bill in order to reflect the life, goals and achievements of a chosen president in honor of Presidents' Day. This is a great project where students can work individually or with a partner to incorporate historical evidence and creativity. The project includes a combination of writing, designs and illustrations. 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 product includes a direction sheet with detailed requirements, a rubric, a two-page chart about the U.S. dollar bill and a teacher answer key.
This project is a favorite among students! Your students will work in groups of four 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 three guests who will answer in an interesting and detailed way. One student will represent the host and the three remaining students should each choose to represent a president. Assuming the role of historical figures, your students will discuss various issues such as the historical figures' childhoods, their experiences, challenges they faced and their successes. Your students will improve upon skills such as public speaking, collaboration, writing and research. The product includes a brief introduction, a detailed explanation of the structure of the talk show, a rubric and a list of 10 sample host questions to help give your students ideas.
Create the Book Jacket of His Biography
In honor of Presidents' Day, your students are going to design the book jacket of a president's biography after completing some research on him. 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 historical evidence. The product includes an explanation and list of specific requirements and a rubric.
Presidents’ Day honors the achievements, improvements and accomplishments of our United States presidents. It’s time to celebrate and honor them! As the event manager, the task of your students is to plan an awards ceremony for three presidents of their choice. Students will work in groups to create awards and write and present speeches. The product includes an explanation and list of specific requirements and a rubric.
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