If I Were President or Prime Minister

If I Were President or Prime Minister lesson plan

What would you do if you were a national leader? Imagine yourself as the head of a government, and draw your dreams for yourself and your country.

  • 1.

    Discuss world events with your teacher, family, and friends. With the many important issues facing your country and the world today, strong leadership is very important. What qualities do you think make for a strong leader?

  • 2.

    Research some of the best world leaders of the past. List those traits that made them strong leaders, and discuss them with your teacher, parent, and/or friends.

  • 3.

    Imagine yourself as the president or prime minister of your country. If you had one major decision to make-a decision which could positively affect the people of the world---what would that decision be? With Crayola® Colored Pencils, write about the decision you would make.

  • 4.

    Use Crayola® Crayons to draw yourself as the leader of your country. Include your country's flag and other important symbols of leadership. Display your drawing with your writing, and discuss your response with friends, parents, and teachers.


  • Children discuss their ideas about leadership and world issues facing those governmental officials.
  • Students formulate individualized responses about leadership qualities and write about their ideas.
  • Children draw themselves as president or prime minister of their country.


  • <i>Elementary/Middle School</i>: Which president or prime minister is your favorite? Research that person, then draw yourself as if you had lived in that time period. Write a short story about yourself, if you had been the leader then.
  • <i>Secondary</i>: Consider world events from a variety of viewpoints, as well as the historical experiences and thinking that lead up to those events. Choose one important issue, and draw about that event from the viewpoints of the leaders of major groups