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Presidents 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 »

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Discover sources on the presidency

Photo, Nicholas, Archie & Quentin & the dog, c.1904, Edward S. Curtis, LoC

Do films capture your students' attention? Introduce them to Roosevelt in [...] »

Photo, Richard M. Nixon, 1974, General Services Administration, NARA

Teaching Watergate? Introduce students to the Nixon tapes with more than 2,000 [...] »

Photo, President Reagan aboard the helicopter..., Courtesy Ronald Reagan Library

Teaching modern presidencies and politics? Take advantage of the virtual [...] »

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Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Photo, Funeral Dignitaries in front of Lincoln's Home, 1865, Lincoln library

This lesson leads students to see how Lincoln's life in Springfield influenced [...] »

Photo, Photo, Bronze casting of the life mask..., Highsmith, 2009, LoC

Students reading over-the-top fiction? Remind them to read historical fiction [...] »

Lithograph, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois..., 1864, Gabriel Kaehrle, LOC

An interactive exploration of the decisions Abraham Lincoln had to make during [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Cover, Puck, Baby, kiss papa good-bye, Feb. 24, 1909, S.D. Ehrhart, LoC

Even American presidents were babies once! [...] »

Photo, Lincoln Inaugural Bible, 2008, Michaela McNichol

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. [...] »

"Photograph of Kennedy Family with Dogs During a Weekend. . . ," 1963, NARA

Think the mudslinging in modern campaigns is bad? Campaigns have always been " [...] »

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