The Perfect President
Author: The Democracy Project – PBS Kids Go!
Summary: After researching about the U.S. president’s duties, students will brainstorm criteria for the “perfect president.” The information will then be used to create a job description and newspaper article to advertise the presidency. Students will use activities including an internet game and building a jigsaw of powers of the president.
- Students will understand that certain character traits will enhance the president’s ability to fulfill his responsibilities.
- Students will show a considerable comprehension of the president’s role in office.
- Students will analyze and critique media to gather details of the president’s role, and create a written job description synthesizing information from different sources. Lesson could be broken down and only one element used if less time is available.