Lesson Plan

When I am President...

How could you make USA a better place when you become President?
Jen M.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems and collaborate with peers.

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades 5 - 8
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1 When I am President...

Pre-Class: When you are President, what problems would you try to solve? Remember, other government leaders, world leaders, and community members can help you.

- Use Google Drawing to create a brainstorm web with you in the middle and some ideas.

- think of a few problem bubbles 

- Add detail bubbles to the problem bubbles

- Problem bubble should have 4-5 details including a solution bubble

2 How hard is it to solve problems?

Use Microsoft Education Skype in the Classroom Guest Speaker to talk with a government leader, world leader or community leader about problems they have solved and who helped . 

Kids can ask questions and add to their brainstorm web

At the end of this lesson, students will choose which problem they want to solve. 

3 Get it down on paper.

Activity: Other — writing

Using the Brainstorm web as a guide, write 1-2 paragraphs with details of the problem and a solution, including who can help with the solution. This is Draft 1. 

Read aloud Draft 1 to a neighbor when complete. 

4 Edit.

Open Google Docs

Type Draft 1, fixing grammatical errors, misspelling, and refining details. Use editing checklist as a guide for revising peer's writing. This is Draft 2.

Read a friend's Draft 2 and discuss suggestions in details or grammar. 

5 Publishing

Students can then send revised Draft 2 via Google Classroom or email to teacher to grade using a writing rubric, then post onto the class Blogger website. 

In addition, students can read their Presidential solution in front of the Presidential Seal at a podium to record with a camera and post on the blog

6 Rubric Grade system

This youtube video will demonstrate hot to use the Alice Keeler Rubric Tab or you can just use the rubric as its own spreadsheet.