As we approach the last quarter of this school year, we will once again be studying the U.S. Presidents. Though this list is definitely not exhaustive, maybe it will be a starting point for anyone looking for something to do as they study the Presidents (or celebrate Presidents Day!).
For a free U.S. Presidents song, visit the Classical Conversations Free Guest Public Library of CC Connected.Also use this video to memorize the U.S Presidents in order with both their first and last names, click here.
History and/or Writing:
- A selection of resources offered by ABC Teach, including notebooking and creative writing pages, fact pages, biographies (with reading comprehension), and a pdf of The Gettysburg Address
- You can also find quite a bit of information at the US Mint sites for kids and/or educators. (They even provide lessons on National Sites, States, and U.S. History as part of the various coin programs that have been implemented.)
- George Washington’s 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior – A free17-page e-book that includes Washington’s original rules, examples for copywork and memorization, and a writing activity.
- Baldwin, James. “Four Great Americans” audiobook from Librivox (contains biographies of Washington and Lincoln)
- Our previously created lapbook on Ten Mile Day and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad (and how Lincoln was involved) at Homeschool Share. We really loved doing this one, and it even has a file folder game to play with it!
- The Home of Heroes Presidents e-book contains colorful fact pages about the Presidents.
Coloring and Crafts:
- Free President cards
- Coloring book with Presidents through the 43rd President provided by TLS Books
- Crayola Presidents Coloring Pages
- Presidents Crafts from DLTK
- Homeschoolshare Presidents Lapbook (Also available is a Presidents Day Lapbook that focuses on Washington and Lincoln.)
- George Washington Lapbook AND File Folder Games provided by Lapbook Lessons. (Our kids LOVE the file folder games at this site!)
- Presidents Day File Folder Game
- Paper toy model of the White House (complex) or Mount Rushmore (simple).
- Coin Themed Unit Study Worksheets at Learning Page (Free registration required.)
- Last year, after using the coin study worksheets at learningpage.com, we prepared a weekly presentation regarding Presidents on coins and bills using info from these sites: Presidents on U.S. Currency. Click here to download our Coin President Cards.
- Plot this Mystery Graph of Lincoln or Graph Washington Using Cartesian Coordinates at SuperTeacherWorksheets. (These were free at the beginning of this school year but are now only available for free in preview format.)
If you’d like to learn about different types of timelines, how to get started with timelines, or how to set up a timeline, visit our Keeping a Timeline & Timeline Resources post, which is full of ideas, information, clipart, and free printables!
U.S. Presidents Resources
Do you have a favorite U.S. Presidents resource to share? Feel free to include it in the comments or contact me at halfahundredacrewood @gmail.com. Thank you!