Presidents' Day Teaching Ideas

Honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln 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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Although he was a president, Abraham Lincoln's life provides some powerful lessons for teachers: demonstrating restraint, building trust, and the power of predictability and presence.

What Teachers Can Learn From Lincoln

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Life of George Washington video from Scholastic

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George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. Celebrate his birthday with classroom activities about the first U.S. President. #PresidentsDay

Presidents Day: George Washington Classroom Activities

50+ President’s Day Freebies for Teachers

50+ President's Day Homeschool FREEbies and Resources

Limited time #freebie. Patriotic Reading and Writing

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FREE Abraham Lincoln Telegrams App - By Digital History and Pedagogy Project #edapps

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Abraham Lincoln's Life Word-Fill #PresidentsDay #history #printable

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Abraham Lincoln Word Scramble - Use context clues to correctly spell the scrambled words in each sentence about Abraham Lincoln. Students will learn facts about Lincoln's life, from his childhood to his presidency. #history #PresidentsDay

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First 10 U.S. Presidents Quiz Review facts about the first 10 U.S. presidents—from George Washington to John Tyler. This printable history quiz asks students to match each president with his description. For an extra challenge, students number the presidents from 1-10 in the order of their presidency. #history #PresidentsDay

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Washington Crossing: teaching the Battle of Trenton #PresidentsDay #history #AmericanRevolution

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Free Presidents' Day mini-book printables about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln #freebies

Presidents Day Activities

Celebrate George Washington's birthday (Feb. 22) with these educational videos and activities for your classroom. #PresidentsDay #socialstudies #history #FoundingFathers

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Educational videos and related activities about Abraham Lincoln for elementary, intermediate, and high school students. #PresidentsDay

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Video: The Presidents (children's song about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln) #PresidentsDay


The College Majors Of U.S. Presidents (And Other Trivia)

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Printable word search, acrostic poem, and writing activity for Abe Lincoln's Dream, a children's story about the legacy of America's sixteenth president. (K-4) #PresidentsDay

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Common Core Lesson Plans for the Who Was...? Series #history #biography #CommonCore #lessonplans #kidlit #sschat

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Common Core Reading Informational Text about George Washington: Grade 4-6 Printable #freebie #commoncore #ushistory #presidents

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Lincoln's Last Days teacher's guide with pre-reading activities, discussion suggestions, and curriculum connections aligned with Common Core State Standards #CCSS #Lincoln #ushistory #presidents #midleved #literature

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Teacher's Guide to Lincoln's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly and Dwight Jon Zimmerman (Grades 5-12) #PresidentsDay #AbrahamLincoln #ushistory #literature

Teacher's Guide for Lincoln's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly & Dwight Jon Zimmerman

Presidential Video Writing Prompts

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Free Presidents' Day mini unit

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free presidential paragraph sort for Presidents' Day

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3 page Presidents' Day Language Arts freebie -- perfect for higher level 2nd graders to typical 5th graders.

Classroom Freebies: Presidents Day Word Work