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Leading the nation: Unit objectives

January 9, 2001
Web posted at: 11:03 PM EST (0403 GMT)

Bush emphasizes education, tax cuts

Challenges facing new president

Clinton's farewell to the nation

Senate confirmation hearings on Cabinet

After completing the discussions and activities in the unit lesson, students will be able to:

  • Explain the confirmation process of presidential nominees to the Cabinet.
  • Compose a list of questions to ask at a confirmation hearing.

The strategy on Ashcroft confirmation

Clinton's legacy

Careers in the capital

After completing discussions and activities in the unit lesson, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the role the president plays in appointing persons into Cabinet or White House positions.
  • Research government positions that they would like to hold.
  • Predict what it must be like to change careers because of a new administration.

Teens under Bush

After completing the discussions and activities in the unit lesson, students will be able to:

  • Analyze George W. Bush's recent actions to determine whether or not he is trying to overcome the divisiveness of recent political events.
  • Predict national and world events that are likely to affect their country and lives.
  • Evaluate the effects that the president's decisions may have on their lives.


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