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Presidents: ​Activities and Study Resources: 

iCivics Election 2020: Free lesson plans and games for learning about the election process.

The U.S. Presidency: PBS Learning Media site with 60-second Presidents video collection, presidential portraits and biographies, and information on the duties and powers of the President, first ladies, speeches, and teachers guides on select presidents and first ladies.

Kids Discover Unit on the Presidency includes info on presidential powers and responsibillities, the cabinet, and presidential portraits.

POTUS: Facts and trivia.

Awesome Stories has video clips about Air Force One.

More Resources from Awesome Stories

BrainPop Vids on U.S. Presidents: use sign in username: brie132

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​Presidential Lapbooks

Infographic: ​​Presidential Residences

Free Readers: 

The Executive Branch (30-page download on the powers of the Presidency)

Watch this video for a plain English explanation of the U.S. electoral process. Use this "How to Watch a Presidential Debate" worksheet to examine various aspects of debating, such as the setting, techniques of persuasion, favorite phrases, rehearsed responses, camera cutaways, and post-debate analysis. 

Civics and Economics Units This download correlates with the Glencoe textbook, ​Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics & You. Covers 7 units on: citizenship, foundations of American Government, the US Constitution, branches of government, voting and elections, state and local governments, law. Includes suggested pacing, worksheets and graphic organizers. 111 pages.​

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