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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 »

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Discover sources on the presidency

Photo, Nicholas, Archie & Quentin & the dog, c.1904, Edward S. Curtis, LoC

Do films capture your students' attention? Introduce them to Roosevelt in [...] »

Photograph, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum.

Peruse this national source for all things Eisenhower. [...] »

Photo, Strolling through Red Square, Russia, May 9 2004, Public Papers of the US

Digitized versions of 20 volumes of Public Papers of the Presidents of the [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Photo, Camp X-Ray, Craig P. Strawser, January 8, 2006, Navy.mil

An 8th-grade teacher gets to the big picture via a specific historical case. [...] »

What do the contents of pockets say about their owners? TAH teachers model [...] »

Print, Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation, c.1888, LoC

Two styles of document reading demonstrate what successful readers do to [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Photo, Lincoln Inaugural Bible, 2008, Michaela McNichol

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. [...] »

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

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

Screencap, Daisy ad, 1964, Living Room Candidate, Museum of the Moving Image

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear. [...] »

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