Use these resources to introduce students to how the American people elect national leaders, the laws that govern the nation, and the three branches of government.
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.
Celebrate the national holiday with nonfiction reading, research projects, student activities, and more.