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ERIC Number: ED450052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden. Teacher's Manual, Grades 4-12.
National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.
The History Channel worked with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on the permanent exhibition, "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden," and developed this teacher's manual for grades 4-12. The manual provides creative guidelines, useful resources, and teaching ideas. Teachers will find primary sources, suggestions for interdisciplinary activities, portfolio projects, and a time line similar to one showcased in the exhibition. The manual is divided into the following grade-level sections: "Section One: Grades Four through Six" (I. "Campaigning: Styles and Slogans"; II. "Inauguration: Understanding Primary Sources"; III. "What Does the President Do? A Current Events Project"; IV. "Life in the White House: Internet Research"; V. "Assassination and Mourning: Recording Oral History"); "Section Two: Grades Seven through Nine" (I. "Campaigns and Elections: Slogans, Symbols, and Voters"; II. "Roles and Responsibilities: Ranking the Presidents"; III. "Life in the White House and After the Presidency: Internet Research"; IV. "Assassination and Mourning: Losing a President"; V. "Communicating the Presidency: The Media and Public Opinion"); and "Section Three: Grades Ten through Twelve" (I. "Campaigns and Elections: From the Front Porch to Your T.V."; II. "Roles and Responsibilities: One Day in the Life of a President"; III. "Limits of Power: Analyzing Political Cartoons"; IV. "Assassination and Mourning: Recording Oral Histories"; V. "Communicating the Presidency: The Media and Public Opinion"). A resource list includes 15 books and 14 web sites. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.