Originally a celebration of George Washington's birthday, today Presidents Day also honors Abraham Lincoln's birthday and the office of the president. Teach and learn about the 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 »
Discover sources on the presidency
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Learn strategies for teaching the presidency
This website by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery will help students analyze [...] »
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Test your presidential knowledge!
When the presidents' maladies threatened to affect their performance. [...] »
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