Activity Overview

So You Want to Be President? describes many attributes, facts, and tidbits of information about the presidents. In this activity, student will illustrate facts they have found about a specific president. Students can find information using the textual evidence, on the internet, or in other books.

Here is an example for Abraham Lincoln:

  • He was the tallest president at 6 feet 4 inches.
  • He was the first president to have a full beard.

Template and Class Instructions

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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/2/2] Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/2/5] Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/3/6] Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

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