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President for a Day




  • Language Arts


  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8


Brief Description

Students imagine that they are president of the United States for one day! What would they do? What would their day be like?


Students learn general information about the duties of the president of the United States. Students create a schedule for one day as president.


president, United States, schedule, duties

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • a picture of the current president from a recent newspaper, magazine, or online source
  • teacher-selected library, textbook, or online resources about the duties of the U.S. president
  • paper
  • pens or pencils
  • computers with Internet access, e-mail access, and word processing program (optional)

Lesson Plan

Extension: Have the class send their projects to the White House via regular mail or e-mail. See Contacting the White House for details.


Evaluate students' completed paragraphs and schedules.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted by

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:


Last updated 12/22/2014