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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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Engraving, The Senate as a court of. . . , 1868, Theodore R. Davis, LoC

Determining the path of the Republican party. [...] »

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

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

Photo, Bill Clinton loved to play the saxophone, William J. Clinton Library

Teaching 20th century presidential history or political events? Explore this [...] »

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Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Photo, Lincoln's Cottage, Dec. 24, 2010, CarrieA, Flickr

Summer is the time for professional development! Eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth [...] »

What do the contents of pockets say about their owners? TAH teachers model [...] »

painting, George Washington, 1817, John Trumbull, Flickr CC

This website by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery will help students analyze [...] »

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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, George and Laura Bush during the 2005 Inaugural Parade, 2005

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers? [...] »

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

How many turkeys have presidents pardoned? [...] »

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