Presidential Power

It’s one of the most powerful jobs in the world! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to what it means to be the President of the United States of America! You’ll learn about the three branches of government and which one the president is a part of. Discover why the President can’t make every decision himself, and who he has to help him. You’ll also find out how Presidents spend most of their days, and you’ll learn all about policies and what they mean for the other branches of government. See how a President can make a bill become a law, and find out about a few other powers that the President has — and some that he doesn’t! Do you think you could do it?

Parliamentary System Lesson Plan: Determining a Government for a New Country

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover what a parliamentary system of government is and how it compares and contrasts with the system of government in the United States. Using what they learn about the two systems, students will write a speech persuading a new country to consider either a parliamentary system or a system like that of the United States.    This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

From Primary to General Election Lesson Plan: Win the White House

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students first watch the movie Presidential Election and then play Win the White House. The game invites students to take on the role of a presidential candidate from primary season through the general election, strategically managing time and resources to win as many electoral votes as she or he can over the 10-week campaign. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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 »

Branches of Government Lesson Plan: The Online LawCraft Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the relationship between the three branches of government. Students will select an issue that's important to them and their virtual constituents and take it through the law-making process in interactive online game play. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Presidential Powers and Responsibilities Lesson Plan: Executive Command Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore presidential powers and responsibilities. Students will also apply knowledge about the President's executive power to real life scenarios and online interactive game play. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

The Electoral Process Lesson Plan: Choosing the President of the US

In this two-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the full process of the presidential election. Students will analyze political beliefs and how they impact citizens' lives and the outcome of elections. They will also compare and contrast the two major political parties, and describe the opportunities for and benefits of civic participation. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
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