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Title of Unit: Civics Title of Lesson: Duties of the President Submitted By: Brittini Mrozek

A. Summary of the Lesson Plan: This social studies lesson is designed for fifth grades students to learn about the duties of the President within the executive branch. This lesson includes using a worksheet listing the presidential roles. B. Target Population: Grade Level: 5th grade Skill Level: students of all learning levels Grouping: Whole group discussion, independent for activity C. Materials: paper pencils Roles of the President worksheet D. Objectives: o NV State Social Studies Standards o C14.5.5 Identify the duties of the President within the executive branch

Student-Friendly Standards C14.5.5 I can tell you about the duties of the President within the executive branch.

E. Procedure: 1. Ask the students to close their eyes and visualize the last time they remember seeing the President of the United States on T.V., in the newspaper or in a magazine. What was he doing? Ask students to open their eyes and write down what they saw. 2. Discuss the students ideas and write some of them on the board. Have students write others ideas as well. 3. Introduce the different types of roles of the president addressed in the Constitution. o o o o o o
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Chief executive: meeting the cabinet, signing bills, issuing executive orders Chief Diplomat: negotiating, appointing ambassadors, make treaties Chief of State: speaking to the nation, meeting with important officials Commander in chief of the armed forces: head of the military and troops Chief of Legislator: recommends legislation, veto bills Head of the Party: support other candidates for public office
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Title of Unit: Civics Title of Lesson: Duties of the President Submitted By: Brittini Mrozek

4. Distribute Roles of the President. Have students refer to the beginning of the lesson when students thought about a time when they saw the president in the newspaper, TV, magazine, or internet. Students should have these ideas listed on the board and on a piece of their own paper. Put these examples in the chart on worksheet according to which job it pertains to. 5. CLOSURE: Have students tell me a role of the president and what type of role it is. F. Assessment: What will you use to measure student understanding? I will use formative assessment for the class discussion. I will collect their worksheet at the end of the class as well. Explain how you will know students understand the concepts from the lesson. Student will be able to Identify the duties of the President within the executive branch. I will know students are able to identify the duties of the president within the executive branch if they can correctly complete with Roles of the Presidents worksheet.

G. Reflection: 1. Which part of the lesson do you think will be the easiest for you to teach? I think it will be easy to teach about the different branches. I think each branch has a duty that can relate to something a student has seen on tv, internet, or in a book. They probably have previous knowledge about presidents from the fourth grade as well. 2. Which part will be most challenging for you to teach? I dont think there will be anything challenging for me to teach. I think there is plenty of information on websites to give examples of roles of the president to help me if there are any questions I need to answer. 3. How will you follow up or extend this lesson? I can follow up the lesson with having students go home and look for something on the news about the president, or something on the internet. What did they see him doing and what category of roles would that fit into. 4. What will you do for students who dont grasp the concepts?

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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Title of Unit: Civics Title of Lesson: Duties of the President Submitted By: Brittini Mrozek

For students who dont grasp the concept, I will try to show them examples of what the president does. We can look for picture on the internet or refer to our social studies textbook. 5. Which part of the lesson, if any, do you think might need to change? If time permitted, I could have the students get into groups and each be titled a certain role of the president. They can come up with a job they will do as chief executive or whatever they role may be. It would be a more interactive way than just doing the worksheet. 6. When you were writing this lesson plan, what was the most difficult part? Writing the lesson plan wasnt difficult for me. I found a two day lesson on the internet and just tweaked the lessons in order to fit with my standard and time frame. This is the Roles of the President worksheet used for the lesson. Found on http://learningtogive.org/lessons/u nit108/lesson1_attachments/1.html

Nevada State College

EDEL 453 - Spring 2013

Karen Powell- Instructor

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