I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. – Oath of Office of the President of the United States
We Salute You, Mr. President is a president unit study guide/president report/president notebooking unit that can be used to research and report on the president(s) of your choice. The unit guides students with a variety of historical, professional, and fun facts to learn and report about a U.S. president.
The report makes a great mini Presidents’ Day unit. If you are interested in a larger study of the office of the President, combine it with our All About the President Notebooking Unit and Elections Unit Study.
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“We Salute You, Mr. President” Presidential Unit Study
TheHomeSchoolMom’s US Presidents page contains links to the resources needed to complete this unit.
Start your report with a sheet giving the president’s name and basic facts:
- What number is this President?
- What years did this President serve?
Add a copy of a photo or portrait of the president to this page.
The early years
- What year was this President born?
- Where was this President born?
- Who where the President’s parents?
- What did the President’s parent(s) do for wok?
- Did this President have any siblings?
- Where was this President educated?
- Did this President go to college? If so, where?
- Discover three fun facts about this President when he was young.
Writing: Write a 5-6 sentence paragraph using the information you have discovered about this President’s early years.
- Who was this President’s wife?
- When were they married?
- How many children did this President have?
- In what years were these children born?
- What were their names?
- Did this President have a special pet?
Writing: Write a 5-6 sentence paragraph using the information you have discovered about this President’s family ties.
The Oval Office
- To which political party did this President belong?
- Who was the Vice President for this President? (Name all Vice Presidents if there were more than one.)
- What campaign slogan did this President use while running for election?
- What nickname did this President have?
- What was the price of milk, bread, a gallon of gas, and a mid size house during this President’s time in the oval office?
- How do they compare to today’s prices?
- What domestic issues (issues inside the United States) were important during the time of this President?
- What foreign issues involving the United States were important during the time of this President?
- What major conflicts or wars involved the United States and other countries during the time of this President?
Writing: Write three paragraphs (5-6 sentences each) using the information you have discovered about this President’s time in the Oval Office.
- Find out three fun facts about this President that truly interest you.
Writing: Write a 5-6 sentence paragraph using the fun facts you have discovered explaining why they are an interest to you.
Writing: Prepare a 5-6 sentence conclusion paragraph using what you have learned about this President.
Organize your writing pieces from the early years, family ties, the oval office, and fun facts sections to complete a biographical report. Practice reciting your report and join others in presenting an oral report about your President.