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Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
My Book About George Washington
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
George Washington: Father of Our Country
More Popular Presidents' Day Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Slideshows

Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzles: Printables Gallery
Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 1-3)
Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 4-8)
Presidential Pets
Favorite Presidents' Day Printables Gallery, Grades K-8
Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
First Kids

Quizzes

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
February Fun
Meet the Presidents
"Lincoln: A Photobiography" Word Search
Presidents
February Bingo
Presidential Administration Nicknames Crossword Puzzle
More Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Presidents' Day

George Washington Silhouette
Star-Spangled Banner
All About the Presidents Mini-Book
Patriotic Book
Silhouette Mobile
President's Day Code
Abraham Lincoln Coloring Page
More Presidents' Day Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Literature Resources for Presidents' Day

So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
Daily Journal Topics: The Father of Our Country
Daily Journal Topics: Honest Abe
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: George Washington
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
World War II: Letter to the President
The Gettysburg Address Reading Warm-Up: Historical Fiction
More Presidents' Day Literature Resources

Math Activities for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Problems
George Washington Word Problems
Abraham Lincoln's Least Common Multiple
Quotations by Famous Presidents
Telling the Truth About Standard Units
More Math Activities for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

If I Were the President
Thomas Jefferson Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Honest Abe and George Washington Reading Check
Lincoln Wordsearch
Patriotic Word Search
Abraham Lincoln Crossword by Ingri d'Aulaire
"I Cannot Tell a Lie" Cherry Pie
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History

Know the Presidents
Presidents' Day Printable Book (Grades 1-3)
Presidents' Day Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Abraham Lincoln Time Line
Learn About Lincoln! Classroom Activities
The Lincoln Memorial
Theodore Roosevelt
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History

References

President George Washington Biography
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
President William Henry Harrison Biography
President Abraham Lincoln Biography
President William Jefferson Clinton Biography
President Stephen Grover Cleveland Biography
More Popular Presidents' Day References

Government Resources for Presidents' Day

President Theodore Roosevelt Biography
President John Adams Biography
First 10 U.S. Presidents Quiz
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Biography
President Lyndon Baines Johnson Biography
President James Earl Carter, Jr. Biography
President John Quincy Adams Biography
More Popular Government Resources for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Biographies

The Washington Monument
Presidential Facts
President Thomas Woodrow Wilson Biography
President James Monroe Biography
President James Abram Garfield Biography
President William McKinley Biography
President Warren Gamaliel Harding 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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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
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March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.