Presidents' Day Teaching Ideas

Honor past U.S. presidents with these crafts, printables, and activities for Presidents' Day. Use these resources to celebrate Abraham Lincoln's birthday (February 12), George Washington's birthday (February 22) and Presidents' Day (third Monday in February).
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In this printable warm-up, students read a short biography on Franklin D. Roosevelt and answer reading comprehension questions. (Grades 5 & 6 - useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

In this printable warm-up, students read a short biography on Franklin D. Roosevelt and answer reading comprehension questions. (Grades 5 & 6 - useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

This chart lists U.S. presidents' birth places, parties, and birth and death dates. Use this reference when studying U.S. History, celebrating Presidents' Day, or learning about the presidential election process. (Grades K-12)

This chart lists U.S. presidents' birth places, parties, and birth and death dates. Use this reference when studying U.S. History, celebrating Presidents' Day, or learning about the presidential election process. (Grades K-12)

When a President moves into the White House, the whole family comes along -- including pets! Take a look at some of the fuzzy & feathered friends who once called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home. (Useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

When a President moves into the White House, the whole family comes along -- including pets! Take a look at some of the fuzzy & feathered friends who once called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home. (Useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

Study the life and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Though these educational videos and related activities, students will learn about Lincoln's childhood, his political career, his views on slavery, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination. Each video is paired with three extension activities for your classroom. (Useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

Study the life and accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Though these educational videos and related activities, students will learn about Lincoln's childhood, his political career, his views on slavery, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination. Each video is paired with three extension activities for your classroom. (Useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

This literature guide to Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship includes a pre-reading activity, discussion questions, and post-reading activities about these two key figures in U.S. history. Students will answer questions about Lincoln and Douglass' childhood, their careers, and the abolition movement.

This literature guide to Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship includes a pre-reading activity, discussion questions, and post-reading activities about these two key figures in U.S. history. Students will answer questions about Lincoln and Douglass' childhood, their careers, and the abolition movement.

Celebrate Presidents' Day this February with one or all of our favorite activities. There are printables, lesson plans, and more resources for you to enjoy with your class. Read biographies of Washington and Lincoln, complete printable crossword puzzles, and learn all about Presidential history.

Celebrate Presidents' Day this February with one or all of our favorite activities. There are printables, lesson plans, and more resources for you to enjoy with your class. Read biographies of Washington and Lincoln, complete printable crossword puzzles, and learn all about Presidential history.

A biography of Thomas Jefferson. (Grades K-12 - useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

A biography of Thomas Jefferson. (Grades K-12 - useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

10 Share-Worthy Obama Quotes for Teachers  (Useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

10 Share-Worthy Obama Quotes for Teachers (Useful for Presidents' Day lesson planning.)

Washington, D.C. has been  home to some of America's most famous and influential historical figures. These figures have been frozen in time as statues for our enjoyment. Follow this slideshow to view the many statues that reside in Washington, D.C. (Useful for Presidents' Day and history lesson planning.)

Washington, D.C. has been home to some of America's most famous and influential historical figures. These figures have been frozen in time as statues for our enjoyment. Follow this slideshow to view the many statues that reside in Washington, D.C. (Useful for Presidents' Day and history lesson planning.)

Students read about the Progressive Movement and "The Age of Reform" in this printable reading warm-up. After reading the American history text, students answer reading comprehension questions. (Grades 5 & 6 - useful for Presidents' Day and history lesson planning.)

Students read about the Progressive Movement and "The Age of Reform" in this printable reading warm-up. After reading the American history text, students answer reading comprehension questions. (Grades 5 & 6 - useful for Presidents' Day and history lesson planning.)

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