*Listen to multiple perspectives about President Obama’s eight years in office.
*Explore different facets of President Obama’s leadership.
*Examine how Obama addressed political backlash throughout his administration.
*Understand the historical significance of the first Black family in the White House.
*Synthesize their learning by completing The More Perfect Nation Venn diagram for this lesson.
Materials: Listed in order as they appear in the lesson
Teacher Note: All Handouts can be copied as PDFs or uploaded to a shared online platform. Access to the internet via a smartphone or laptop computer is necessary for the completion of this lesson.
-Equipment to screen film clips and interview threads curated for this lesson
-Film Clips from Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union
-Handout One: Film Transcripts
-Handout Two: The Challenge of Change Concept Map
-Handout: Lesson Five Venn Diagram
Length: Two 55-minute class periods