Students write about what they would do as president, but they must include 5 responsibilities of the president. On another sheet of paper students write about what they would do as the governor of Texas, also including five responsibilities.
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American Revolution unit explained by Stephanie, 5th grade CA teacher. She includes reference to some of her students' research resources. This bulletin board "My Side of the Story" displays writing by students who took a role of either Patriot or Loyalist. Follow the link to read more about more elements of this unit.
If I Were President Standard-Governments have authority to make and enforce laws. This relates to Social Studies by introducing the kids to the role of the president and government positions. Book-If I Ran For President by Catherine Stier