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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


50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Patriotic Book
Patriotic Hat
Star Design
Patriotic Word Search
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Egg Carton Uncle Sam
More Popular Presidents' Day Printables

Lesson Plans

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


Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 1-3)
Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzles: Printables Gallery
Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
Presidential Pets
Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 4-8)
Favorite Presidents' Day Printables Gallery, Grades K-8


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

Technology Resources for Presidents' Day

Celebrating Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
Meet the Presidents
The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
February Bingo
Presidential Administration Nicknames Crossword Puzzle
Deaths and Assassinations Crossword Puzzle
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle III
More Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Presidents' Day

Star-Spangled Banner
Patriotic Design
Patriotic Shield
Patriotic Torch
My Book About George Washington
Patriotic People Mobile
Patriotic Resist
More Presidents' Day Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Literature Resources for Presidents' Day

Jean Fritz's American History Books
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
World War II: Letter to the President
Daily Journal Topics: Hail to the Chief
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: George Washington
Lincoln's Last Days Teacher's Guide
More Presidents' Day Literature Resources

Math Activities for Presidents' Day

Abraham Lincoln's Least Common Multiple
George Washington Word Problems
Scaling New Heights
Presidents' Day Problems
Quotations by Famous Presidents
More Math Activities for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Face of a Leader Handout
Lincoln and Washington Bookmarks
Lincoln Wordsearch
Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Speech
Log Cabin Pattern
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
America by the People Poster: Thomas Jefferson
Flag Facts
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Activities to Honor Heroes
Presidents' Day Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History


Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
President George Washington Biography
President Abraham Lincoln Biography
President John Quincy Adams Biography
President James Abram Garfield Biography
Emancipation Proclamation
More Popular Presidents' Day References

Government Resources for Presidents' Day

First 10 U.S. Presidents Quiz
Presidents' Occupations
Know the Presidents
All About the Presidents Mini-Book
President Thomas Jefferson Biography
President James Madison Biography
President John Adams Biography
More Popular Government Resources for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Biographies

My Book About Abraham Lincoln
President George Walker Bush Biography
Abraham Lincoln Time Line
Presidential Facts
The Washington Monument
The Lincoln Memorial
The Month of Presidents and Inventors
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


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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