A Guide for Your 5th Grade President or First Lady Report: Home

A guide to assist the 5th grade students at Bruce Guadalupe Community School in their writing of their 2015 President or First Lady Report

Your 5th Grade President or First Lady Report

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So you're about to begin your president or first lady report ...

Congratulations! You have officially begun the process of writing your president's report. This means that you have successfully made it through 3/4 of 5th grade! If you are able to research your president, collect your information, draft your report, edit your writing, and properly structure your paper, you will be ready for 6th grade!

This is an exciting, and long, process. Start researching right away and get to know your president or first lady inside and out! The better you know and understand your president/first lady, their actions, and how they changed American History, the easier your paper will be to write.

Mr. Saxton will help you in class, and Mrs. Martinez will help you in the library to find the resources you need to research your president or first lady. Please visit the BGCS library to find books and electronic resources to aid in your research. Mrs. Martinez and Mr. Saxton will be there to help you during the research process.

This LibGuide provides you with all the resources you need to sucessfully write your president or first lady report. Please navigate through the tabs at the top of the page, and look at the information that each page provides. 

Click through the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How tabs below to get all the information you need about your report!

Good luck!

Everything You Need to Know About Your President Report

ALL 5th grade students at Bruce Guadalupe must complete the research, writing, and presentation for their President or First Lady report.

That means you!

After researching your chosen president or first lady you will have to complete:

  • A 5-page, double spaced, factual report about your president or first lady
  • A bibliography in APA format showing all of the books, websites, and articles you consulted for your report
  • Turn in your complete president report packet with all your notes showing your research
  • Turn in your rough draft AND final draft
  • A 3-5 minute presentation in front of your class explaining the highlights of your president or first lady's life and work

Your research and completed president report packet are due on Friday, May 1st

Your first draft of your president or first lady report is due on Friday, May 15th

Your final draft of your president or first lady report is due on Friday, May 29th

You will present your first lady or president to your class during the week of June 1st

With Mrs. Martinez in the Library you will ...

  • learn how to research your president or first lady online
  • learn how to use databases and Badger link to find information
  • find at least ONE book and ONE eBook with information about your president or first lady
  • learn about how to avoid plagiarism

With Ms. Harris in reading class you will ...

  • read and annotate any articles you've printed about your president
  • learn how to summarize and paraphrase what you've read without plagairizing the text

With Mr. Saxton in Social Studies & Writing class you will ...

  • learn more about how our government and political system works
  • learn about how presidents are elected
  • learn about the roles and jobs of the president and first lady
  • learn how to structure your president report
  • learn how to write your president report
  • learn how to edit and revise your president report
  • check your report for spelling and grammar mistakes

  • You will complete your research using books, articles and websites found online and through databases Mrs. Martinez shows you in the library
  • You will record your research and notes in your President Report Packet that Mr. Saxton will give to you in class
  • You will type up your rough draft and final draft in class, using the school computer lab and also at home. If you have limited access to a computer outside of school, then you will need to plan on using the computer lab before or after school, or visiting your local public library to get computer access
  • You will work with a partner to edit and revise your rough draft
  • You will turn your typed final paper in to Mr. Saxton
  • You will present you President or First Lady to your classmates using notecards to help you remember your talking points

Each year, 5th graders complete a president or first lady report in order to learn about ...

  • writing a factual paper
  • completing the research process
  • writing a longer paper using research
  • editing and revising one's own work
  • our election system and how it works
  • the roles and duties of our president and first lady
  • our political history and political figures
  • an appreciation of American history, government, and democracy
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Who are you researching?

44 Facts about the American Presidents

46 Facts about the First Ladies

Top Ten American President's

Librarian

Shaba Martinez
Contact:
Bruce Guadalupe Community School
1028 S. 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
414-643-6441
Website / Blog Page

Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Zachary Saxton

zsaxton@bgcsedu.com

Have a Question?

Need help?

Stop by the BGCS Library and ask Mrs. Martinez for help researching your president or first lady.

The library is open from 7:30am - 4:00pm everyday!

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We have this entire series at the BGCS Library!

We have this entire series at the BGCS Library!

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions about this site, please contact Shaba Martinez (Bruce Guadalupe Community School Librarian) at smartinez@bgcsedu.com

If you have any questions about the 5th grade President and First Lady report, please contact - Zac Saxton at zsaxton@bgcsedu.com