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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 »

Learning Resources

Discover sources on the presidency

Aerial View of Monticello Mountain, 1999

Can't travel to Monticello? Take your students on a virtual tour of Jefferson's [...] »

Jolly Flatboatmen in Port, George Bingham

How many presidents have applied for and received patents? [...] »

scene at Lincoln's deathbed

Accounts of Abraham Lincoln's dream of a presidential assassination vary, and [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Learn strategies for teaching the presidency

Posters from Bill Kendrat's classroom walls

Teacher Bill Kendrat demonstrates the techniques he uses to draw students in to [...] »

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

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

Photo, Photo, Bronze casting of the life mask..., Highsmith, 2009, LoC

Students reading over-the-top fiction? Remind them to read historical fiction [...] »

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Test your presidential knowledge!

Postcard, 1910, Ault & Wiborg Printing Ink Company

How many turkeys have presidents pardoned? [...] »

Cover, Puck, Baby, kiss papa good-bye, Feb. 24, 1909, S.D. Ehrhart, LoC

Even American presidents were babies once! [...] »

Woodcut on wove paper, "Union,"  c. 1848, Thomas W. Strong, Library of Congress

Decide whether these statements on the more-than-50-year-old tradition of [...] »

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