Presidents Day Activities and Lessons

The Presidents Day seasonal pages will provide you with resources to help your students learn about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, as well as the office of President. Ideas within this section include: journal activities, lesson plans and internet resources.

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Presidents DayPresidents Day (aka Washington's Birthday) is a U.S. Federal Holiday. This holiday honors George Washington, the 'Father of his Country'. Depending on location, this day also serves to honor others as well, most notably, Abraham Lincoln.

Presidents Day dates:
February 17, 2014
February 16, 2015
February 15, 2016

Check our February Events Calendar for more important dates

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Activities and Crafts for Presidents Day Grades Various
Excellent resources from Enchanted Learning.

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans Grades Various
Lesson plans for the study of Ab Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln Online Grades Various
Curriculum resources and lesson plans.

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
A fun collection of crafts and activities.

Celebrate George Washington's Birthday
A fun collection of crafts and activities.

George Washington - A National Treasure
This kit may be good for older students, but it may also act as a great teacher resource.

George Washington Lives - On the Internet! Grades Various
George Washington: Farmer, Soldier, and First President of the United States of America. Students can learn all about him on the Internet -- by George

Holiday Page: Presidents Day Grades Various
An amazing collection of online resources that will help your students learn about the holiday and the Presidents.

The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Illustrated by young readers.

Presidents at Inauguration Graph: How Old Were They? Grades K-8
Students use online or library resources to find or calculate each president's age at inauguration. They graph the ages of the presidents to create a visual device for seeing who was the youngest and oldest president, what the average age was at inauguration, and so on.

President's Day Grades K-5
Visit virtual libraries and resources to learn about the Presidents. You will also find classroom activities.

The Presidents of the United States

We Must Not be Enemies: Lincoln's First Inaugural Address Grades 3-5
Help your students understand the historical context and significance of Lincoln's inaugural address through archival documents such as campaign posters, sheet music, vintage photographs and documents. Learn how the resources in EDSITEment-reviewed sites can help you do the same for any President.

Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? Grades 6-12
Students read an original manuscript about the investigation of Lincoln's assassination, then work in groups to write and perform a play based on the story.

The White House

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