Social Studies - 2018-19

K.11c - President & Election Day

The student will develop an understanding of how communities express patriotism through events and symbols by  

c) knowing that the president is the leader of the United States.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • Good citizens help communities grow. 
  • The United States has a President who is the leader of the country. 
  • Good citizens vote for the President.

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The United States has a leader, who is called the president.

ESSENTIALS

Term to know

  • patriotism: Feeling of respect for and love of country and state

The president is the leader of the United States.

Holidays to know

  • Thanksgiving Day: This is a day to remember the sharing of the harvest between the American Indians and the Pilgrims. It is observed in November.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: This is a day to remember an African American man who worked so that all people would be treated fairly. It is observed in January.
  • George Washington Day (Presidents’ Day): This is a day when we honor all presidents of the United States, especially George Washington. It is observed in February.
  • Independence Day (Fourth of July): This is a day to remember when the United States became a country. It is sometimes called America’s birthday. It is observed in July.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 25, 2018