Research Guide: United States Presidents

Research Guide: United States Presidents
Research Guide: United States Presidents
Research Guide: United States Presidents
Research Guide: United States Presidents
Research Guide: United States Presidents
Research Guide: United States Presidents
Research Guide: United States Presidents
Research Guide: United States Presidents
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  1. Let your students pick from 1 of 6 categories and 1 of 60 significant leaders throughout history (CATEGORIES: United States Presidents, Canadian Prime Ministers, British Prime Ministers, Colonial Leaders, Leaders of Ancient Rome, or Important Monarchs) in the service of research essay writing practi
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Provide your students the opportunity to learn about an important president of the United States with this research guide, designed to shepherd learning from the planning process to a polished essay through the use of L-EA’s thoughtfully scaffolded activities. 

A “10-second sub plan” (just print and drop on your desk!) or the basis of a weeks-long research unit, this product includes:

  • The Basics of MLA Style PowerPoint presentation to assist with essay formatting teaching
  • A research essay writing assignment handout that includes essay requirements, a due date calendar, research essay writing tips, a peer edit checklist, and standards-based grading rubric (Standards: CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.7, and CCRA.L.3) - See PREVIEW
  • An important presidents of the United States research planning and note-taking activity that assists students on selecting a research subject and includes instructions for straightforward background research, a symbolic art activity, and a space to cite quality sources and record notes - See PREVIEW
  • A research essay outlining activity, where students can use their notes to construct the building blocks of their essay - See PREVIEW
  • All 6-pages of this lesson are provided in B&W and full color (for lucky teachers with access to color printing!)


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Total Pages
6 pages; 13 slides
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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