For The President, All In A Day's Work

Overview

Students learn the primary responsibilities of the President and how those duties connect to the powers the Constitution grants to the Executive Branch. Students also learn about the types of issues the Executive Branch deals with and which federal agencies handle them.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • Analyze the difficult decisions the President must make by ranking a list of presidential responsibilities from most difficult to easiest.
  • Identify the powers of the Executive Branch by reading a selection from the U.S. Constitution.
  • Match presidential responsibilities with the specific Executive Branch powers listed in the Constitution.
  • Identify the federal agencies that handle a list of specific issues by matching the agencies with the issues.