Presidents’ Day is a national holiday that can be a springboard for critical thinking about messages in the media. As media specialists and classroom teachers collaborate to develop meaningful and practical media-related lessons, students will benefit and could even wind up thinking school is surprisingly relevant and exciting. Try these activities to bridge the gap between school and the culture in which your students live.
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This History web resource explores how presidential elections have evolved from the founding fathers to today's commanders-in-chief.
Series broadcasts from presidential libraries and profiles American presidents with archival footage and expert guests.
A small southern California school district strives to improve students’ reading, attendance, attitude towards school, and motivation to learn.
History.com has generated a collection of videos and photos to educate students on the U.S. presidential election process. Users will learn about the Electoral College, Presidential Fun Facts, Voting Technology and more note able speeches dating back to the country’s first National election of 1789.
Paul Wilgenkamp helps students connect to community history by visiting a local cemetery.