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Presidents Day Teaching Resources

Explore the meaning of freedom and create your own interpretations using primary sources from Monticello. [...] »

What do the contents of pockets say about their owners? TAH teachers model strategies for examining and questioning artifacts. [...] »

How do historians think about films like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln? Take a look with Teachinghistory.org! [...] »

How do the buildings and artifacts at Mount Vernon reflect the lives of the people who lived and worked there? Educators explore the slave quarters and question what they find. [...] »

Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty" and ask about approaches to presenting the lives of Thomas Jefferson and his enslaved workers. [...] »

Elementary teacher Karen Eanes hooks her students with engaging historical fiction, art, and primary source excerpts on George Washington's crossing of the Delaware. [...] »

Students reading over-the-top fiction? Remind them to read historical fiction and secondary sources with critical eyes. [...] »

Keep young students focused during field trips—use cameras! [...] »

Watch Briana Zavadil White introduce teachers to portraits of inventors and presidents from the 19th century. [...] »

Searching for new, exciting ways to engage your students in the classroom? Why not make them internet detectives? [...] »

 
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