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Resources for Presidents’ Day
posted by: Melissa | January 31, 2019, 09:52 PM   

No matter what is happening in the world, the presidency is always an office that garners a lot of attention, yet students may be unfamiliar with exactly what the President does on a day-to-day basis or the position’s larger role as the leader of the executive branch of the US government. They are also likely to be unfamiliar with the presidents of the past, and how modern ones may be similar or different.


Whether you’re teaching kindergarten or AP American History, below are some resources that will help you teach the presidency to your students this year. For an even deeper dive on our more recent presidents, the last fourteen, from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama have presidential libraries and the National Archives has a link to each president’s online library https://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/about/faqs.html


The White House Historical Association classroom resource packets

Smithsonian’s The American Presidency Teacher Materials

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution Teacher’s Companion

Recreating American Presidential History in the Classroom from UVA and Perdue University

Center for Civic Education’s Presidents’ Day lesson plans

PBS Kids Presidential Trading Cards

PBS Kids Meet the President!

Scholastic’s Presidents Day activities

We Are Teachers Favorite President’s Day activities

Education World Presidents’ Day activities


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