Give your students the opportunity to be detectives! Our Presidential Hats program is designed for students in grades 3 - 5. Students examine evidence from the National Archives to determine the powers of the President using clues and deductive reasoning. Students rotate among 7 stations, each equipped with a symbolic hat. The hat at each station represents a different role of the American President. This is a fun and interactive way for students to learn about American Presidents. Once students complete the rotation of all stations, their worksheets are constructed into a tall top hat, so they can literally “wear” the knowledge they learned.

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The Presidential Hats:

The Presidential Hats Program teaches students the many roles a U.S. President plays. Students learn using technology in a cooperative setting and are asked to read and discuss, comprehend, write, draw an illustration (another component of their worksheet), and construct. Additionally, all learning modalities are addressed: kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and tactile. Email Bush43Education@nara.gov for more information.