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If I were the president


Subject: Language Arts
Grade: K-2, 3-5,
6-8, 9-12

Brief description
Students think critically about the campaign issues in the current election.


Students compose a brief essay telling what they would do to solve problems in the United States if they were elected president.


essay, president, election

Materials needed

writing paper, pencils

Lesson plan

If I were the president... Invite students to complete that sentence by telling what they would do if they were elected president of the United States. Young students may complete the sentence using just a few words. Older students can write a paragraph or an essay on the topic.


Grade students' critical thinking in their writing.

Lesson plan source

Education World


Last updated 03/08/2016