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Presidents Day Teaching Resources

Searching for new, exciting ways to engage your students in the classroom? Why not make them internet detectives? [...] »

Summer is the time for professional development! Eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer reports on her professional development experiences at DC's Lincoln's Cottage. [...] »

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

This website by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery will help students analyze artistic works. [...] »

An interactive exploration of the decisions Abraham Lincoln had to make during his presidency. [...] »

High school teacher Joe Jelen combines roleplaying and critical analysis—by having students roleplay critics of the New Deal. [...] »

To indict or not to indict? Watergate raised complicated questions concerning Constitutional interpretation. [...] »

Two styles of document reading demonstrate what successful readers do to formulate a context for documents. [...] »

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

This 8th-grade teacher shows how you can make primary and secondary source documents central to your lessons. [...] »