Originally a celebration of George Washington's birthday, today Presidents Day also honors Abraham Lincoln's birthday and the office of the president. Teach and learn about the day!
How can we learn what past presidents thought and felt? Reading presidential letters gives students a chance to "hear" the professional and personal voices of presidents. FIND OUT MORE »
Discover sources on the presidency
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Learn strategies for teaching the presidency
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Test your presidential knowledge!
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