Library of Congress: Presidents’ Day Resources

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Kathy Dorr, one of NCCE’s Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Trainers, has put together a great resource list for teachers looking to find quality teaching resources around Presidents’ Day.

Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln: Three Great Presidents

This primary source set includes four documents for each of these great presidents. These documents can help students explore various aspects of these presidents’ lives. One document shows something about the president’s home or family life, the next one represents one of his great achievements, a third item is a portrait of the president, and the fourth is a photograph of the monument or memorial dedicated to his memory.

Presidents of the United States: Image Collection

Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present

Presidential Inaugurations

The Path to the Presidency: Political Speeches

The Person Behind the Presidency: Humanizing History

Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence


Themed Resources: Abraham Lincoln


Voices, Votes, Victory: Presidential Campaign Songs

Herblock’s History – Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium