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Titled “Class President,” this idea can help teach Vetoes and the Executive Branch
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Title – Who wants to be president?
By – A. Sparks
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects –
Grade Level – 4th-6th
This game is very close to the “STAR” student that most rooms in my school have. The “STAR” student rules are as follows: to be the “STAR” student the pupil must either have the highest grade or is drawn out of a “hat” method. The person becomes the class president and they have the power to change class rules. If the rules that the “President” wants to change a rule that you don’t want changed you have the power to veto it. In my classroom I allow students to vote for the person who becomes president. We switch “presidents” after one or two weeks, which allows every student to have the opportunity to become “president.”
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