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American Symbols Freebie Activity
This is an activity you can do with your student to discuss some of the American Symbols. It would be a great supplement to include during Presidents Day week. Enjoy :)
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American Symbols FREEBIE  U.S. Symbol Quilt or Class Book Printable
Enjoy this American Symbols FREEBIE!! :) This product includes headers or sentence starters for many U.S. Symbols. You can use these to create a class book or quilt. My students LOVED creating a symbol quilt this year. Check out the gorgeous American Symbols Quilt that my students created. America
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Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Presidents' Day
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Presidents' Day: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Presidents' Day-related focus question. The focus question for this lesson is: "Who was a better president: George or Abe?" Eight carefully-selected facts about George Washington an
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Abe Lincoln's Hat
Kindergarten theme activity for unit on Presidents. I began by reading Martha Brenner's 'Abe Lincoln's Hat' and then asked the students what important things they would want to keep in a tall hat like Lincoln's. The students wrote a sentence about what they would keep and drew an illustration on the
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George Washington/ Presidents' Day  Common Core Writing Prompt
FREEBIE: "What Would George Washington Think?" is a Common Core ELA Writing activity that can be used after a study of President Washington, as a center, or as an independent writing activity in any grades 3-5 balanced literacy classroom. Students write a narrative based on a day with the first Pre
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President's Day Unit  - George Washington
This one day President's Day unit for Kindergarten or 1st Grade is part of a longer Teddy Bear themed unit. This 32 page packet includes the George Washington portion of the larger "A Presidential Teddy Bear Parade" unit. Activities include a literacy/handwriting project and multiple math activi
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Analyzing Allusion in President Obama's Second Inaugural Address
Help your students understand how President Obama uses historical allusions to achieve his purpose in his second inaugural address. This document contains *the full text of the speech (4 pages) *a thinking chart for identifying allusions, making connections to the speaker's purpose, and crafting an
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Dancing Through the American Symbols!
This is an integrated dance and social studies lesson to be used at the end of an American symbols unit. It is designed for students Kindergarten - 2nd grade. This activity focuses on exploring the different levels in dance (high, medium, and low), the aspect of shape, and locomotor/traveling skil
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Founding Fathers of America Magic Portrait PowerPoint
This download on the Founding Fathers contains an amazing PowerPoint on 7 of America's most famous Founding Fathers filled with Harry Potter-style "magical portraits" that move, blink, smile, and look around your classroom! Turn what could traditionally be a boring PowerPoint into a dynamic activi
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American Symbols- A Preschool and Kindergarten Unit
American Symbols will help your preschool or kindergarten students learn, understand, and practice using the terms used when talking about American symbols. It also will provide you with resources to make your unit come to life. By integrating Social Studies and non-fiction texts into your daily les
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Presidents Day FREE - How Many Words Can You Make?
See how many words your students can make from the letters in Presidents Day. Free, fun and function holiday activity. Please enjoy! Keep up to date on Special Parrot Productions promotions, sales and giveaways by liking our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpecialParrotProductions Spe
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President's Day Activities : If I Were President Writing Papers!
Teaching about President's Day or the Election and need some sweet writing papers? Ding, ding, ding! You've come to the perfect place! ------------------------------------ ALL THE INTERESTING DETAILS: You'll find THREE different options here that make it simple for you to find just the right fit
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The Life of George Washington: Article with Vocabulary, FREE for Presidents' Day
Looking for an activity for higher elementary grades for Presidents' Day? Take and share this George Washington packet! This three-paragraph article includes a summary of George Washington's life, with Comprehension Questions, Discussion, Critical Thinking, and a Writing Prompt. A vocabulary page
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If I were President
Activity for students to reflect on what life would be like as president. Students can think about questions individually or with a partner. The area behind podium allows the student to draw and imagine what it would look like if they were president. Perfect for Election Day! Provided in color and i
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U.S. Presidents Report - SS/History Assignment
After a study of U.S. history or U.S presidents, this is a great way to have students show what they've learned about our presidents. Each student researches and reports on a different president, illustrates his president, and could even complete an oral report. It was a fun way to wrap up our yea
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Lesson plan on friendly letter
In this lesson, my students wrote a friendly letter to President Obama. They practiced friendly letter skills and we actually sent the letters to him. Several months later, we recieved a personal letter back from the president and the students had a BLAST with the entire unit! This lesson integrates
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Presidents Day FREE - George Washington - How Many Words Can You Make?
See how many words your students can make from the letters in George Washington. Free, fun and functional holiday activity. Please enjoy! Keep up to date on Special Parrot Productions promotions, sales and giveaways by liking our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpecialParrotProductions
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I am Abraham Lincoln (Brad Meltzer) Guided Reading Lesson
This Red Zinnia Guided Reading Lesson was specifically designed for TIER 2 and 3 students. The skills addressed in the lesson are: main idea, details, vocabulary, author's point of view, and author's purpose. This lesson addresses Common Core skills in third grade, but could be used for higher stu
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Presidents Day FREE - Abraham Lincoln - How Many Words Can You Make?
See how many words your students can make from the letters in Abraham Lincoln. Free, fun and functional holiday activity. Please enjoy! Keep up to date on Special Parrot Productions promotions, sales and giveaways by liking our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpecialParrotProductions
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The Unknown Presidents American History Little Known FactsPart II Quiz
"You will now recite the Presidents in order." "GROAN!" Why not have each student represent a president with one of these little known facts as a way to memorize? You decide if it is easier to know about whether a President sent troops "over there" or kept sheep on the White House lawn. Maybe kn
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Voting Activity for Election Day Lesson using story Duck for President
A mock election is a great way to help young children understand the process of how we elect our leaders. This voting activity is the perfect lesson for use around Election Day for grades kindergarten, first, or second. Show an online video (link included in lesson) or read the book Duck for Pres
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President's Day Books
2 Books used for President's day lesson. A Short history on each: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. You can staple, ring, velcro etc. to teach. I made copies of all of the pictures/graphics and put velcro behind them. I had the students place the main idea/graphics in a T-chart in order to
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February Visual Lesson Plans
These are the plans that run with our story time part of the day. Our mornings consist of various reading and math small groups, one on one direct instruction sessions, and independent work rotations. Our afternoons; however, are focused on a story, comprehension, and a craft/activity related to the
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Biography of a President
I created this for my 4th and 5th graders. However, it can be tweaked for any grade level. For this assignment, I have my students use www.ducksters.com for biography information. Once they have their information on the worksheet, they can use it to write their biography.
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President's Jigsaw Lesson
Learn about five influential presidents in this reading, jigsaw lesson. Students read a passage about a president and then share that information with their group to complete a worksheet on all five presidents. The reading difficulty of the passages vary so that you can differentiate instruction a
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Abraham Lincoln Adaptive Informational Text and Lesson Plan
This lesson was written using the Vertical Alignment for STAAR-ALT2 using the Grade 3 and 4 Essence statements regarding Informational Texts. The text breaks up and asks questions after every paragraph dealing with identifying main ideas and supporting details as well as identifying the author's pur
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Excerpt from Ch. 9 "Day of Jubilee" in Lincoln by Harold Holzer
This excerpt from Chapter 9 "Day of Jubilee" in Lincoln: How Abraham Ended the Civil War by Harold Holzer is the text I used for the Read/Think Aloud lesson about Abraham Lincoln I have for sale in my store.
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President's Day PBL: Kindergarten
Are you looking for a more engaging way to teach your little learners about President's Day and American Symbols? This PBL is a great outline to help guide your PBL planning and President's Day Instruction. The Plan includes the driving question to guide your project, activities/read alouds, and th
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President's Day Activities : If I Were President Power Point Show!
Looking for an awesome, hassle-free, "instant lesson" about President's Day? This Google Slides show is interactive and super FUN! **************************************** ALL THE INTERESTING DETAILS: This is the POWERPOINT edition of the "If I Were President" show! (It's also available here in a
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September 11th Activities
Teach students empathy through learning about the devastating events that took place on September 11, 2001. Students will design a Memorial using symbols to honor the men, women, and children who lost their lives on that day. Please download the preview to view this resource in entirety. This r
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I Can Read Poetry Binder {February}
These poems can be used as a shared reading, as well as placed in the students’ “I Can Read” or poetry binders! You can write the lyrics on chart paper, display the poem using your document camera or IWB, or use the included word cards inside a pocket chart. The word cards can also be used in your
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Abe Lincoln Art Activity
Part directed-drawing, part free-expression, this lesson offers an easy american history art activity to celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday, Independence Day or President’s Day. Keep it simple by leading a directed-line drawing of Lincoln’s face then pasting onto colored paper. Or develop art skills by u
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American Symbols : American Flag Anticipation Guide & AWESOME Show!!
Fascinating facts, interactive discussion questions, priceless pictures, and links to live cams... this show has it ALL! It's the BEST, EASIEST lesson you'll ever teach about one of our greatest American symbols: the American Flag! Everything you need is right here- just flip through, reading the
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Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan
A very detailed lesson plan (K-2) about Abraham Lincoln.Includes reading, writing, math, technology and social studies. Hands on activities included.
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Duck for President-Literacy Ideas and activities
This packet was designed to use the book, Duck for President for a week long celebration of election or during President's Day! There are 5 comprehension/response activities, including character traits, cause and effect, story map, favorite part of the story response and a retelling. There are v
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Presidents' Day - Annotation- Text Dependent Anticipation Guide- Opinion Writing
Presidents' Day - 4th-6th Grade Literacy Based Unit that includes the following literacy skills: • Close reading with annotation codes and comments along with a rubric • Predicting • Inferring • Summarizing • Use evidence from text to support assignment • Prewriting • Opinion Writing UPDATED: 1-5-
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President Bio Bottle Buddies
Presidential Bottle Buddies, an all time FAVORITE project of mine. They look so wonderful displayed in the hallway or classroom alongside their bio poems. I use this project when reading the biography genre in reading workshop. It also is excellent to use for a social studies project or in the mo
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Lesson plan on friendly letter writing
In this lesson, my students wrote a friendly letter to President Obama. They practiced friendly letter skills and we actually sent the letters to him. Several months later, we recieved a personal letter back from the president and the students had a BLAST with the entire unit! This lesson integrates
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Analyzing "The Gettysburg Address" by Abraham Lincoln President's Day Activity
Great for President's Day! Practice analyzing text to locate literary devices and persuasive technique using the famous "Gettysburg Address" speech by President Abraham Lincoln. Lesson includes: *A page of pre-reading/essential questions to set a purpose for reading and build background knowledge
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February Vocabulary
February Vocabulary Bundle : Jargon Journal Winter Set 2 Jargon Journal is a weekly vocabulary program tied to picture books. This BUNDLE is for 4 interactive vocabulary notebook units that coordinate with the following books: • Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather by Bruce Koscielniak • Love,
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PowerPoint of President, Governor, Mayor
PowerPoint is done for the state of Georgia, but pictures and names can be changed to fit any state. All information except pictures and names are specific to the actual job not the person. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Liscence is per us
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FREEBIE~RED*WHITE*BLUE American PAGE Decor.  Frames and Pages
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Learning about the US Government & Democaracy
Learning about the US Government can be a bit abstract for younger kiddos. Why not teach it through an anchor text? Using The Adventures of The Bailey School Kids Werewolves Don't Run For President, you will read a chapter a day and then teach key concept about the American Government & US Dem
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Writing About President's Day
Notebook lessons introducing President's Day. Includes links to games, songs, and videos.
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George Washington Webquest
Students will learn about the life of George Washington by completing an internet-based worksheet. The George Washington Webquest uses a great website created by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. The website allows students to explore the key events of George Washington life in a very student fr
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American Symbols : Statue of Liberty Anticipation Guide & AWESOME Show!!
Fascinating facts, interactive discussion questions, priceless pictures, and links to live cams... this show has it ALL! It's the BEST, EASIEST lesson you'll ever teach about one of our greatest American symbols: the Statue of Liberty! Everything you need is right here- just flip through, reading
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American Symbols! Bald Eagle Anticipation Guide & AWESOME Show!!
Fascinating facts, interactive discussion questions, priceless pictures, and links to live cams... this show has it ALL! It's the BEST, EASIEST lesson you'll ever teach about one of our greatest American symbols: the Bald Eagle! Everything you need is right here- just flip through, reading the pag
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Jimmy Carter:  Interactive Flipbook
This Jimmy Carter activity and interactive flip book is perfect for studying the famous 39th President of the United States. This student flipbook is great to use when learning about and researching President Jimmy Carter, or as a mini-biography project for students learning about the Georgia Gove
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All About President's Day - Nonfiction Reading Comprehension
Includes a one page, numbered paragraph informational passage about the history of President's Day. Followed by 8 paired questions that require students to answer text-based questions (part A) and cite evidence from the text to support their response (part B). Also includes a written response quest
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Presidents' Day ELA Lesson Plans: Ready-to-use Presidents Day activities
These engaging Presidents Day reading and writing activities take the prep out of teaching your students about Presidents' Day in the classroom. With ready-to-use lesson plans for guided reading, independent reading, and writing, your students will be excited to learn more about this holiday celebra
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February Lesson Plans Series 3 [Four 5-day Units]
February Lesson Plans Series 3 [Four 5-day Unit] Includes Patterns and Printables 224 pages In our February unit study critters that live and burrow below the ground! We learn about Martin Luther King Jr and do some fun activities surrounding his birthday. Stude
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Mount Rushmore STEM Activity
Engage Students in Learning About Famous Presidents and Mount Rushmore with STEM! Students love learning about Mount Rushmore, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln by completing this STEM challenge! Video links are included to teach students about the history
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