1. Teacher introduction to project.
a. Research project assignment sheet
b. Research worksheet
c. Assignment of President
d. Grading Rubric
2. Library research
a. PowerPoint introduction to Presidential Resources
b. Presidents Research Resources Library Worksheet
c. Print resources
d. Web Page Path Finders – Online Resources and Nettrekker
e. Non-Linear Interactive PowerPoint example
f. Citing sources
3. Computer Lab research
a. Web Page Path Finders – Online Resources and Nettrekker
b. MLA formatting
c. Building non-linear power point
4. Written report
5. Oral presentation with PowerPoint
Two rubrics are used:
1. Assessment Sheet for Written Project
2. Assessment Sheet for Oral Project
Lesson Title: Presidents of the United States
Description: Students will complete a 2 part research project on a President of the United
States. The result will be a research paper and an oral presentation based on the student
research. Students will be encouraged to create a non-linear Interactive PowerPoint as an
outline for their oral presentation.
Needed Resources: include a list of the needed books, Library Research Orientation
PowerPoint, Presidents Research Resources Library Worksheet, Research Project
Assignment sheet and Research worksheet, Grading Rubrics (for written and oral project),
PowerPoint example, US Presidents Online Resources Pathfinder Web Page, Presidents
Nettrekker Websites, Word Processor and Microsoft Power Point.
Georgia Performance Standards: SSUSH4 The student will identify the ideological, military, and diplomatic aspects of the
American Revolution. SSUSH6 The student will analyze the impact of territorial expansion and population growth and the impact of this
growth in the early decades of the new nation. SSUSH7 Students will explain the process of economic growth, its regional and national
impact in the first half of the 19th century, and the different responses to it. SSUSH9 The student will identify key events, issues, and
individuals relating to the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War. SSUSH12 The student will analyze important
consequences of American industrial growth. SSUSH13 The student will identify major efforts to reform American society and politics in
the Progressive Era. SSUSH14 The student will explain America’s evolving relationship with the world at the turn of the twentieth century.
SSUSH15 The student will analyze the origins and impact of U.S. involvement in World War I. SSUSH17 The student will analyze the
causes and consequences of the Great Depression. SSUSH18 The student will describe Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal as a response to
the depression and compare the ways governmental programs aided those in need. SSUSH19 The student will identify the origins,
major developments, and the domestic impact of World War II, especially the growth of the federal government. SSUSH20 The student
will analyze the domestic and international impact of the Cold War on the United States. SSUSH21 The student will explain the impact of
technological development and economic growth on the United States, 1945-1975. SSUSH23 The student will describe and assess the
impact of political developments between 1945 and 1970. SSUSH25 The student will describe changes in national politics since 1968.
AASL: Standards for the 21 Century Learner: 1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information. 1.3.3
Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information. 1.4.2 Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers
to guide own inquiry process. 2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical-thinking skills (analysis, synthesis,
evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new
knowledge. 2.2.1 Demonstrate flexibility in the use of resources by adapting information strategies to each specific resource and by
seeking additional resources when clear conclusions cannot be drawn. 3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new
understandings effectively. 4.2.2 Demonstrate motivation by seeking information to answer personal questions and interests, trying a
variety of formats and genres, and displaying a willingness to go beyond academic requirements.
ISTE.NETS for Students: 1. Creativity a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes 2.
Communication & Collaboration b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and
formats 3. Research & Information Fluency c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness
to specific tasks 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or
complete a project 6. Technology Operations and Concepts d. transfer current knowledge to new technologies.