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
Follows Jefferson's life, political participation, and accumulation of [...] »
Government documents, oral histories, photographs, and political cartoons trace [...] »
Learn strategies for teaching the presidency
An 8th-grade teacher gets to the big picture via a specific historical case. [...] »
This lesson leads students to see how Lincoln's life in Springfield influenced [...] »
Test your presidential knowledge!
Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been " [...] »
What can historical election maps tell us? Take a look at the electoral vote [...] »