Dear President Barack Obama Lesson Plan

Dear President Barack Obama

Created by Meghan Montgomery January 2017

Applies To: Understanding and Participating in Community, Social Awareness, Relationships, Critical Thinking

Purpose: To write a letter of gratitude to our 44th President of the United States for his eight years in office after having watched President Obama’s creativity and output, as well as sharing the knowledge and opinions learned throughout our political unit


  • Refresh the role of the President of the United States as well as the terms of being a president (ex).
  • Commander in Chief/Chief of State/Chief Executive/Chief Administrator/Chief Diplomat/Chief Legislator/Party Chief/Chief Citizen
  • How terms work: 1 term equals 4 years; can run two terms or 8 years
  • Moral leader
  • Recreate an image of our President via imagination or from an array of provided images
  • Think of one or more positive memories of President Obama and write or type them out
  • Send to the White House following these guidelines:
    • If you write a letter, please consider typing it on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. If you hand-write your letter, please consider using pen and writing as neatly as possible.
    • Please include your return address on your letter as well as your envelope. If you have an email address, please consider including that as well.
    • And finally, be sure to include the full address of the White House to make sure your message gets to us as quickly and directly as possible:
      • The White House
      • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
      • Washington, DC 20500

Materials needed:

  • Provided images or do your own computer search
  • 8 ½ by 11 in paper or Letter Template
  • Media based materials
  • Pre-drawn lines on pages
  • iPads and/or laptops
  • YouTube clips

Activity Steps

  1. Refresh the President’s Farewell speech and go over activity and materials, beginning with creating an image (from memory or using an array of provided imagery
  2. Create an image related to President Barack Obama’s presidency with mixed media materials.
  3. Write a letter to President Barack Obama following the template provided.
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