U.S. Presidency Resources
||Help your students learn more about the United States' executive office and the lives of people who have held the presidency with these resources. Discover what these Americans did before they were famous politicians through biographies and references. Share each president's vision with your class by reading aloud the inaugural addresses of Washington, Lincoln, FDR, JFK, Reagan, and Clinton. You will also find articles on the electoral process and the roles of the president's cabinet. Supplement your Presidents' Day lesson plans with these resources.
U.S. Presidents' Biographies
- Visit the White House via the Internet
Students use the Internet to complete a scavenger hunt of the White House in this classroom computer activity. In addition to learning navigation skills, students learn about basic Internet terminology, email, and global addresses.
- Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
This chart lists U.S. presidents' birth places, parties, and birth and death dates. Use this reference when studying U.S. History, celebrating Presidents' Day, or learning about the presidential election process.
- American History Teacher Resources
American history is diverse and exciting. Utilize our cross-curricular printables, lessons, and references for grades K-12 to study the people, politics, and events that comprise U.S. history.
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June Calendar of Events
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Causes We Support: We Give Books
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