Lesson Plan : President/Executive Branch

Teacher Name:
 Kistler
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 Social Studies

Topic:
 Civics and Economics; President/Executive Branch of Govt
Content:
 Executive branch; Electoral College; elector; executive order; pardon; reprieve; amnesty; foreign policy; national security; treaty; executive agreement; ambassador; trade sanction; embargo; cabinet; federa; bureaucracy; independent agency; government corporation; political appointee; civil service worker; civil service system; spoiles system; merit system
Goals:
 To have an undestanding of what the President and Executive branch og government does. To be able to distinguish a duty of the president from duties of the other branches. A student will be able to identify different roles that the president fills.
Objectives:
 TLW: 1. Explain the constitutional provision for the presidency. 2. Examine the duties of the president. 3. Describe the relationship between the presidency and foreign policy. 4. Describe the federal bureaucracy.
Materials:
 Computer with projector for PPt, textbook, Constitution.
Introduction:
 Brief classroom discussion: "What do YOU think the President does? Define his job" Utilize the board to write down student's suggestions about what they think the president's job consists of.
Development:
 Note-taking using a PPt demonstration to cover the material about the roles and duties of the pres. Also, cover the checks and balances pertaining to the executive branch. Note: take a look at how the Constitution sets up the executive branch.
Practice:
 Look at Bill Clinton's run for the Presidency in 1996 and how he upset George H.W. Bush.
Checking For Understanding:
 Quiz students on the roles of the president.
Closure:
 If students were able to address qualities that they have in relation to the roles of a president, they should be able to grasp the lesson. In closure, we will review each specific role and what it means.

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