A president is an important leader who runs a group, company, or government. The President of the United States is the elected leader of the country. In this movie, you’ll learn about the many responsibilities of the President of the United States. The president selects judges and members of the Cabinet, leads the armed forces, and meets with world leaders to discuss issues. He or she also plays an important role in the law-making process. The president can pass bills from Congress to turn them into laws, or he or she can veto, or reject, bills. Find out who can be President of the United States!

Government Functions Lesson Plan: Checks and Balances Game

In this checks and balances lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, student explore the functions of each branch of the U.S. government. Students use an online interactive game to review how the checks and balances process ensures an equal distribution of power among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

U.S. Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Powers Lesson Plan: Branches of Government Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use a free online game to sort  sort the three branches of government : Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Students then extend their learning by creating their own version of the game. See more »

The President! Lesson Plan: The Role of the President of the United States

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore why the United States has a President and the role of the President in our government. Students will also learn the requirements for becoming the President, and explore how the President interacts with the three branches of government. See more »

President Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about the President The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie President. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

President Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about the president. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. President topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »