To share knowledge of economic systems and the role of the non-profit sector with other social studies classes studying economics and/or social geography.

In this lesson, students begin to create a reference poster to use in the classroom that shows the relationships between various governmental and economic systems, and shows how these systems interact with the nonprofit sector to meet the needs of citizens in various countries.

The president of the United States is often considered to be the most powerful person in the world. Students will analyze how significant presidential power is and investigate ways that it creates tension between the executive and legislative branches of the government. 

Focus Question: How does the president influence the participation of individuals in civic action?