A.P. American Government Lesson Plan - Klein Oak High School
Dates Wednesday, November 11 - Thursday, November 12, 2009
Topic The Presidency
Objectives Students shall be able to
  1. Explain the differences between the positions of president and prime minister
    and discuss the approach taken by the Founders in regard to executive power.

  2. Sketch the evolution of the presidency from 1789 to the present.

  3. List and describe the various offices that make up the office of the president.

  4. Review discussions of presidential character, and how these relate to the
    achievements in office of various presidents.

  5. Enumerate and discuss the various facets—formal and informal—of
    presidential power.

Activities Video: Ronald Reagan, An American President
While watching the video, find one example of each of the eight roles of the President:
  1. Chief Executive
  2. Chief Legislator
  3. Chief Judge
  4. Commander-in-Chief
  5. Chief of State
  6. Chief Diplomat
  7. Chief Spokesman
  8. Chief of Party


Assessment Monitor and adjust to check understanding. Collect and grade chapter 12 assignment.

There is a short answer "quiz" on LMS on roles of the president that corresponds to this video.