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 http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/presidents/pdf/teacher_guide.pdf

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 http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/057_intr.html

Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/portraits/file.html

Presidential Inaugurations http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/inaugurations/file.html

The Path to the Presidency: Political Speeches http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/08/the-path-to-the-presidency-political-speeches-2/

The Person Behind the Presidency: Humanizing History http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/05/the-person-behind-the-presidency-humanizing-history/

Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/lincoln/

Inaugurations http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/inaug/

Themed Resources: Abraham Lincoln http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/lincoln/

Elections http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/elections/

Voices, Votes, Victory: Presidential Campaign Songs http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/presidential-songs/issues-and-slogans.html

Herblock’s History – Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/herblocks-history/presidents.html

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