Mini-lesson: Executive Orders (HS)

Lesson Plan


In this Media Moment Mini-lesson, students discover how presidents use executive orders to wield power and how the legislative and judicial branches support and challenge these measures. Additionally, students will take a look at what fair and balanced reporting on an executive order might look like and will practice evaluating perspectives presented in online news articles of choice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Students will be able to...

  • Define executive orders

  • Explain the roles the legislative and judicial branches play in regulating executive orders

  • Describe fair and balanced reporting

  • Analyze a news item for multiple perspectives (or the lack thereof)