President for a Day Activities With Freebie

Presidents Day

The month of February is filled with so many different holidays and celebrations including Black History Month, Ground Hogs Day, Chinese New Year, Presidents Day and Valentines Day. I believe February is a perfect time to teach biographies. There are so many important people that need to be recognized for their impact in our country's history. So, let's start with Presidents' Day.



How would your students like to be President for a Day? I've provided this free product that can easily be extended to be teacher for the day or principal for the day. In this mini-unit, students can learn about the duties of the president and research their favorite president. They can even hold a press conference and speak about an important issue of our nation.

There are some great websites to go along with this unit.

1. Enchanted Learning has lots of activities to go along with Presidents Day.  Make sure to scroll down for additional activities.
2. Enchanted Learning - How a President is Elected - Students can learn about the election process.
2. PBS Democracy Project has a simulation of President for a Day. There's only one drawback. It dates back to the previous election with Obama and Romney. Students will still enjoy the activity.
3. Scholastic has 11 activities for their unit If I Were President.

I'm sure you're familiar with the Judith Viorst poem, If I Were in Charge of the World. I created a version called If I Were President... Just make a few changes and students can create their own poem explaining what they would do as president. This version can be found in my paid version of Presidents Day.

If I Were In Charge of the World by Judith Viorst

If I Were President...

In this unit, President for a Day, students can discuss the qualities of the president. This can be done as a whole group or small groups. They can also discuss whether they would or would not like to be president and explain why. Another topic of discussion would be the most important issue or problem he/she would address as president.

President for a Day

President for a Day

President for a Day, activities for studying the duties of a president


5 comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I enjoyed reading your post :) Great ideas!!
    Mrs. Nicolau
    http://brincaintobilingualnicolau.blogspot.com/2016/02/do-you-still-feel-love-part-ii-linky.html

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    1. Thank you so much for your feedback. Sandy

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  2. Really thanks for the much useful and innovative piece of post which will creates a lots and lots of awareness about the politics and history because the present day children and youngsters are not showing much interest in politics. So, it is our responsibility to create awareness among them about the need and importance of knowing the history and biography of the great leaders ad what is their role in the field of politics. The very crazy thing in this is, school and college students from all over the world will have bought so many essays about biographies of great leaders and their role in the field of politics from the online research writing assistance websites. But, as far as i knew, only very few number of students will have studied their essays which has been bought by them, whereas, the remaining students and all will never have opened the essays bought by them.

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  3. Thank you so much for this feedback. So true on what you wrote about the essays.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas and for participating in our collaborative linky. :)
    Nicole and Eliceo

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