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Holiday: Presidents Day
These sites offer ideas and activities for celebrating Presidents Day and the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Includes biographies, timelines, memorials, and documents written by both men. There are several hands-on crafts, online quizzes, and games. Includes links to eThemes Resources on U.S. presidents and the executive branch.
Click on "Social Studies," then "Presidential Power" to watch as Tim and Moby explain more about the President's job. There are also activities and a quiz. NOTE: The website is available by subscription only.
Read this encyclopedia article about whether the third Monday in February should be celebrated as President's Day or Washington's birthday. There are links to other president-related articles. NOTE: The website includes pop-up and banner ads.
These sites are about the presidents of the United States. Includes biographies of these men and their wives. There is also information on election trivia, debates, and inaugural speeches. Try the online quizzes and games. An eThemes Resource on the executive branch is included.
Learn about the executive branch of the United States government. Topics include the American president, the presidential cabinet, executive agencies, and presidential history. Includes audio of radio addresses and virtual tours of the White House. Also has information on Camp David and Air Force One. eThemes Resources on the legislative branch, judicial branch, U.S. Constitution, and U.S. Presidents are linked.
These sites are about Abraham Lincoln and include many primary documents. Learn about America's famous 16th president and the difficult time period he lived in. Includes timelines, biographies, and famous speeches. View photographs of Lincoln and two memorials that honor him. There is also information about John Wilkes Booth and Ford Theatre. Includes links to eThemes Resources on the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, and Presidents Day.
These sites are about George Washington, the first U.S. President. Read biographies, timelines, letters, and diaries. There is also information about the Washington Monument. Includes lesson plans, classroom activities, and online quizzes. There are links to eThemes Resources on presidents and Presidents Day.