President's Day Webinar
In this free, on demand webinar, Kids Discover President & CEO Ted Levine demonstrates how to leverage the power of Discover Map to identify content on the United States presidency. You’ll learn how to lead an inquiry-based learning activity to teach kids about the role of the president, and how the executive branch has helped shape our country’s history.
Take a sneak peek at some of the resources that students will use to begin their path of discovery:
In our Presidency Unit, kids will see how the Constitution, which created the three branches of government, also created the need for a president to head up the executive branch. They’ll be introduced to the checks and balances that prevent the president from becoming too powerful, and explore the seven main roles that the president fills in the government.
Thomas Jefferson Unit
Nicknamed “The Sage of Monticello,” Thomas Jefferson was not only a wise and successful leader, he was also a man of numerous talents: lawyer, farmer, architect, inventor, musician – and most notably, writer of the Declaration of Independence. In this Unit, kids will uncover Thomas Jefferson’s many achievements and take a look at some of the contributions he made to early America.
The Great Emancipator gets the hero’s treatment in Lincoln. For kids curious about our 16th president, accounts of his courageous acts, best-loved speeches, political battles, and the noble ideals he lived by will truly inspire. Topics include Slavery Splits the Nation and The Civil War.
Teddy Roosevelt Unit
The phrase “larger than life” seems tailor-made for Teddy Roosevelt, who was a man of action, big ideas, and even bigger –though often controversial – accomplishments. In this Unit, kids can read about the life of this complex man, from a frail sickly boy to when he became President in 1901.
Interested in additional Inquiry-Based Learning resources?
Check out our free inquiry-based learning resources, including the free webinar "10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning." In this webinar, moderated by Vicki Davis of Cool Cat Teacher, Richard Byrne and Monica Burns discuss 10 excellent ideas for inquiry-based learning!
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