Lesson Plan

The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Communicating with the President

Presidential seal
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Presidential seal

In order to become informed participants in a democracy, students must learn about the women and men who make decisions concerning their lives, their country, and the world. The President of the United States is one such leader. As a nation, we place no greater responsibility on any one individual than we do on the president. Through these lessons, students learn about the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy.

Guiding Questions

What is the job of the President of the United States? What are the president's roles and responsibilities? How do the president and the public communicate with each other?

Learning Objectives

Identify and describe the various roles of the President of the United States

Understand how the president communicates with the public

Recognize ways that young citizens can actively participate in a democracy

Be able to express one's views in a letter to the president