Using This Site With Your Class

The following are suggestions that will help you make the best use of this site with your students.

Elementary Level Students

Lesson Plans -- grades 4-6

The National Museum of American History and The History Channel developed these lessons based upon the exhibition, The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. The lesson plans, which include several primary sources, are presented as PDF files and can easily be downloaded and printed out for use in your classroom.

Topics include: campaigning, inaugurations, presidential roles, life in the White House, and assasinations and mourning.


Middle School Students

Which President Was it?

Ten questions, based upon the time line navigation tool, challenge students to use their previous knowledge and to learn more about the presidency.  

Lesson plans -- grades 7-9

The National Museum of American History and The History Channel developed these lessons based upon the exhibition, The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. The lesson plans, which include several primary sources, are presented as PDF files and can easily be downloaded and printed out for use in your classroom.

Topics include: campaigning, presidential roles, life in the White House, assasinations and mourning, and the media.


High School Students

Lesson plans -- grades 10 -12

The National Museum of American History and The History Channel developed these lessons based upon the exhibition, The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. The lesson plans, which include several primary sources, are presented as PDF files and can easily be downloaded and printed out for use in your classroom.

Topics include: campaigning, presidential roles, limits of presidential power, assasinations and mourning, and the media.



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