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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 »

Learning Resources

Discover sources on the presidency

Photography, Formal Sitting Room on Main Floor of Weems House, 18 March 2012, Je

First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr asks her own history questions when she visits [...] »

Painting, Portrait of George Washington, Gilbert Stuart andRembrandt Peale, Wiki

Read letters and documents written by the first U.S. president. [...] »

Video still, The Presidents, National Endowment for the Humanities.

Profiles all 42 of the nation's completed presidencies. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Lithograph, "The people of these United States. . . ," 1864, Kellogg, LoC

This 8th-grade teacher shows how you can make primary and secondary source [...] »

Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox [...] »

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

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

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Quizzes

Test your presidential knowledge!

Lithograph, "The Issue Joined," 1846, H.R. Robinson's Lith., Library of Congress

Fond or far-fetched, everyone has one—but as president, nicknames garner [...] »

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

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

Photo,"Waverly Place," 1968, James Jowers, George Eastman House, Flickr Commons

The politics of love—answer these questions about valentines to and from [...] »

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