Secrets of the Presidents
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Students research little-known facts about presidents of the United Statesusing the Internet. They complete a printable technology activity.
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The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Obama Years
Beginning with a quick writing prompt, young historians write about what they will remember most about President Obama's legacy. The activity opens up a larger discussion and exploration of his accomplishments, milestones, and the impact...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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Examine a section of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's address "Chance for Peace." A selection from the text is included at the top of the page. Class members respond to three questions about specific lines of the address, picking apart...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
America 101: What Happens on Inauguration Day?
Is Inauguration Day always on January 20th? Do incoming presidents always take the oath of office on a Bible? Learn the answers to these questions and more with an informative and entertaining video about Inauguration Day.
2 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
President Jefferson's Cipher: Cracking the Code
Students examine the journey out west by Lewis and Clark. Using a cipher from President Jefferson, they solve a code he gave to the explorers before setting out on their exploration. They share his message with the class and state...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts