CERCA Now: President's Day
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Additional reading practice, comprehension checks, and discussion questions in under 15 minutes!
ELEMENTARY: Martin Luther King, Jr.
HIGH SCHOOL: My Song Is "My Weapon"
What quality or trait is the most important for a president to have? (Honesty, kindness, bravery, wisdom, etc.)
Should Presidents' Day be a school day devoted to understanding our democratic processes and the role of individuals in them?
How do presidents use the occasion of the presidential portrait as a platform to broaden perspectives of themselves and the presidency? (Choose several presidential portraits and compare and contrast them based on various aspects of setting, clothing, pose, expression, etc.)
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READING VISUAL SOURCES
In this lesson, students will learn techniques for reading visual sources, such as timelines, maps, charts and graphs, and political cartoons.
CERCA Slides provide one or more weeks of instruction. Whether students are remote, hybrid, or in a traditional classroom environment, teachers can use ThinkCERCA’s ready-made interactive lessons!
Social Studies-themed CERCA slides take up the compelling question, “What makes a good leader?” From an upper elementary investigation of students as “researcher-leaders” to multisource engagement with historical figures including Toussaint Louverture and Clara Barton, the focus is on their ideas, initiative in times of crisis, and enduring impact.