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.

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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)