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Learning the Presidents

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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: March 24, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 28, 2013
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Submitter : Kendra Voris


This is a lesson plan for high school students on learning about our past and present presidents. Involves them making a presentation that they will then teach to the class. There will then be a quiz bowl for evaluation.

multimedia, Presidents, lesson plan, presentation

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Primary Audience: High School
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Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: unsure
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States

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Avatar for Dale Wegienka
51 weeks ago

Dale Wegienka (IT Tech)

Ease of use –

I think your lesson plan is well thought out and would be easy to implement.


What you did well –

A nice touch was your addition of the quiz bowl. I have done something similar for my job and I found it to be a good experience.


What you could add to make the resource more useful –

I think that the resource is good and could be used without any changes.

Technical Remarks:

I think that this was technically well done.

Time spent reviewing site: I spent about 20 minutes on this site.

Avatar for Sarah Wellman
51 weeks ago

Sarah Wellman (Administrator)

Ease of use: I think your lesson plan would be easy enough for student and teacher to understand and carry out, while learning a great deal of information.

What you did well: I liked the quiz bowl part. I think students would have a good time with that, and the competition may be a good motivator for some students.

What you could add to make the resource more useful: I think this is really well rounded lesson, and I can't think of anything I would like to see added to it.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Nathan Walker
51 weeks ago

Nathan Walker (Teacher (K-12))

Your lesson plan was very easy to follow with clear objectives.  The material you are covering is so valuable and important for students to know to be better citizens.  I really like that the students have the choice of what presentation tool they use.  If I were to make one suggestion it would be to have some very specific guidelines for what the students are supposed to present on their assigned president.  Those guidelines will help the students target quality information during their research.  Also, providing them with an overview of the advantages of the various presentation tools would help them decide which one would work for them.  Perhaps having some sample presentations created in a variety of tools would hit both issues in one move.  Thanks for sharing your resource.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 Minutes

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