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About World Leaders
President Series | World
- A Press
Conference With Abraham Lincoln- Abraham Lincoln (teacher) will deliver
his First Inaugural Address and then accept questions from the Press (students).
This lesson should be used after a study of the Civil War, including the
- Are U.S.
Presidents Leaders or Figureheads?- Students analyze three presidents.
They create a graphic organizer explaining how three influences for each
president affected the development of the New Nation.
a Good Leader - Students will understand what are expected characteristics
of a good leader.
Presidents- This purpose of this lesson is to help fifth grade students
explore the concept of what makes a person a good leader.
the Leader! - Orwell shows how leaders and followers in a society
can act in ways that destroy freedom and equality. Students choose a leader
and a follower from Animal Farm and write an essay explaining how the
behavior of each contributes to the loss of freedom and equality.
Pizarro - Students will research the accomplishments of Hernen Cortes
and the characteristics of effective leaders.
Leaders Responsible- Students will be able to process a variety of
information on the Nuremberg Trials, including the charges brought against
the defendants. They will then answer short-answer questions on the topics
discussed in class.
Storytellers affect a culture- The students will create a story and
select someone to be their skald or perform the story in a group.
Rights- During a study of Eleanor Roosevelt, the class examines The
United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to gain
an understanding of the document and to create a list of rights for the
To Be or Not Top Be - In this lesson, national symbols of freedom
and speech strategies are introduced, tokens are distributed, and the
unit diagnostic is administered.
Famous Leaders in History- Students research a famous leader and then
assume the role of interviewer and responder as they compose a question-and-answer
interview with that leader.
in Around the World- Students learn the important leaders in different
cultures by researching coinage. Through this process, they also recognize
the cultural universality on coinage and currency.
- New Nation-
Students have a chance to create and develop their own nations or islands,
and make decisions about finance, economy, defense, and even the flags.
of Nations Project- This lesson is a research project that teaches
different viewpoints on current world issues. Each student researches
a different country, becomes its ambassador and represents its interests
in classroom debates with other countries on current issues.
and Leadership - Students will research a selected leader, focusing
on the great thinkers who influenced that individual; write an essay exploring
the relationship between leaders and great thinkers; and apply this idea
to contemporary leaders.
of the League of Nations- Students will be able to process a variety
of information on the reasons for the U.S.'s rejection of the League of
Nations. They will be asked to discuss the material, as well as completing
a set of questions on the subject.
My Word for It- Students take a summative assessment, then begin researching
and organizing information for an oral presentation on significant leaders
- Was Alexander
Truly Great?- Students will be able to process a variety of information
on Alexander the Great in order to determine whether he was truly a great
Made George Washington a Good Military Leader?- Discuss how Washington
responded to the difficulties he faced as the leader of the Continental