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Lesson Plan: Evaluating America's Best and Worst Presidents

Grade Level Grades 6-12


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Using C-SPAN's 2017 Presidential Historians Survey, students will explore how historians view former presidents and how those perspectives change over time. The survey takes place after each presidential transition and ranks each former president. This lesson on the best and worst presidents engages students in discussions about historical perspective and the characteristics that are valued when looking at presidents. Teachers can access this free resource by signing up or logging into C-SPAN Classroom.

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