Barack Obama


In our Barack Obama lesson plan, students learn about the life and accomplishments of President Barack Obama. Students learn about his early life, his actions as President, and about his lasting impact on the United States and the world as a whole.

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Our Barack Obama lesson plan introduces students to the first African-American President of the United States, Barack Obama. A detailed biography is presented, including his early years, the path through the political landscape to his election as the 44th President, and other interesting facts about Obama. Additionally, some of Barack Obama’s accomplishments as President are discussed. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to create a timeline of Obama’s life using key events. Students are also asked to identify important people in Obama’s life and how they are connected to him in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify Barack Obama a the first African-American U.S. President, list facts about his life, and discuss his significance in history.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELALiteracy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3

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Biography, Social Studies


3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade