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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


Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
My Book About George Washington
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
The Life of Abraham Lincoln Exercises
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
Women Following Washington's Army
Thoughts for the President
More Presidents' Day Lessons


Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzles: Printables Gallery
Favorite Presidents' Day Printables Gallery, Grades K-8
Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 4-8)
Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 1-3)
Presidential Pets


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

Technology Resources for Presidents' Day

Celebrating Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
Meet the Presidents
Presidential Administration Nicknames Crossword Puzzle
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle III
Deaths and Assassinations Crossword Puzzle
President's Day Code
Abraham Lincoln Double Match Game
More Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Presidents' Day

Patriotic Book
The Face of a Leader
Egg Carton Uncle Sam
Star Design
Patriotic Hat
Patriotic Shield
Patriotic Resist
More Presidents' Day Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Literature Resources for Presidents' Day

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

Math Activities for Presidents' Day

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

Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

Thomas Jefferson Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Lincoln Wordsearch
Patriotic Word Search
The Face of a Leader Handout
"Lincoln: A Photobiography" Word Search
Honest Abe and George Washington Reading Check
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History

George Washington: Father of Our Country
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
The Lincoln Memorial
Theodore Roosevelt
Presidents' Day Printable Book (Grades 1-3)
Flag Facts
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History


President Thomas Jefferson Biography
President George Washington Biography
President James Abram Garfield Biography
President William Henry Harrison Biography
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
President George Walker Bush Biography
More Popular Presidents' Day References

Government Resources for Presidents' Day

Know the Presidents
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President James Monroe Biography
First 10 U.S. Presidents Quiz
President Theodore Roosevelt Biography
President John Calvin Coolidge Biography
Ronald Wilson Reagan Biography
More Popular Government Resources for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Biographies

The Washington Monument
Abraham Lincoln Time Line
Presidents' Occupations
Calvin Coolidge
Presidential Facts
President Gerald Rudolph Ford Biography
President Abraham Lincoln Biography
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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April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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, 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.

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.