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Presidents' Day Teacher Resources

Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Use these cross-curricular printables, lessons, and references to teach your class about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln – two U.S. presidents born in February. Games, crossword puzzles, and art activities will keep students of all ages interested in politics and government. Explore the biographies below to learn about the life and politics of each president. Then, use quizzes to assess students' knowledge of U.S. history.

Educational Videos

George Washington – Videos & Activities
Abraham Lincoln – Videos & Activities

Printables

The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
Could You Be President?
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
My Book About George Washington
More Popular Presidents' Day Printables

Lesson Plans

The Presidential Election Process
U.S. President: Facts
Write a Letter to the President
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
Presidential Trading Cards
Thoughts for the President
Women Following Washington's Army
More Presidents' Day Lessons

Slideshows

Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzles: Printables Gallery
Statues of Washington, D.C.
Favorite Presidents' Day Printables Gallery, Grades K-8
Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 4-8)
Presidential Pets
Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
First Kids

Quizzes

Presidents' Day Quiz
George Washington's Life (Advanced Level) Quiz
Abraham Lincoln's Life Quiz (Advanced Level)

Technology Resources for Presidents' Day

The Era of Thomas Jefferson
Celebrating Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle III
Presidential Quotations Crossword Puzzle II
Presidential Administration Nicknames Crossword Puzzle
Meet the Presidents
Deaths and Assassinations Crossword Puzzle
Abraham Lincoln Crossword by Ingri d'Aulaire
More Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Presidents' Day

My Book About George Washington
Patriotic Hat
Patriotic Book
George Washington Silhouette
Star Design
Patriotic Resist
Silhouette Mobile
More Presidents' Day Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Literature Resources for Presidents' Day

Jean Fritz's American History Books
Write a Letter to the President
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: The Gettysburg Address
World War II: Letter to the President
So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
Lincoln's Last Days Teacher's Guide
Daily Journal Topics: Honest Abe
More Presidents' Day Literature Resources

Math Activities for Presidents' Day

George Washington Word Problems
Presidents' Day Problems
Telling the Truth About Metric Units
Quotations by Famous Presidents
Scaling New Heights
More Math Activities for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Jean Fritz's American History Books
Patriotic Word Search
Write a Letter to the President
If I Were the President
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History

The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
U.S. President: Facts
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Jean Fritz's American History Books
The Washington Monument
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
The Lincoln Memorial
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History

References

Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
U.S. President's Cabinet
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
President George Washington Biography
President James Monroe Biography
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
President Theodore Roosevelt Biography
More Popular Presidents' Day References

Government Resources for Presidents' Day

The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
U.S. President: Facts
Jean Fritz's American History Books
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Know the Presidents
Presidential Nicknames Crossword Puzzle II
So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
More Popular Government Resources for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Biographies

My Book About George Washington
Jean Fritz's American History Books
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
James Earl Carter, Jr.
George Washington: Father of Our Country
Dolley Madison Biography Reading Warm-Up
More U.S. Presidents' Biographies

Additional Presidents' Day Resources

U.S. Presidency Resources
Elections – Teacher Resources
U.S. Government Resources for Teachers
Patriotic Art Activities

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