Activities and Games, Interactive Whiteboard Activities
If You Were President: A Scholastic News Online Activity
Students choose presidential advisors, balance the national budget, and defend their choices while playing this fun interactive activity.
- Grades: 3–5
Scholastic’s "If You Were President" interactive activity teaches students some of the important decisions that presidents make in a fun, engaging way. Students imagine themselves as the president, then must choose their top advisors and balance the national budget by indicating what percentage goes to what program: education, environment, military, health care, and crime prevention. Finally, they must defend their choices to the press in written statements.