Kids love learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln! This unit offers a variety of activities that can be used when learning about these revered leaders this Presidents’ Day.
This unit integrates social studies content (history) and language arts (reading and writing). The activities offer your students more exposure with various ELA skills as they learn about these two very important presidents. You could easily use the materials during your social studies time, or if you desire, you could also use them during your reading and/or writing time.
The activities were designed to foster individual engagement, as well as offer some opportunities for whole group engagement.The following activities are included in this unit:
Suggestions for Use
Suggested Reading List
George Washington/Abraham Lincoln Directed Drawing
George Washington/Abraham Lincoln Fact Organizer
George Washington/Abraham Lincoln K-W-L Organizer
George Washington/Abraham Lincoln Had/Wanted/Was Organizer
Three Truths and One Lie
Presidential Fact and Opinion
George Washington/Abraham Lincoln Venn Diagram
Let’s Read about George Washington (informational text)
Let’s Read about George Washington Comprehension Companion
Let’s Read about George Washington Constructed Response
Let’s Read about Abraham Lincoln (informational text)
Let’s Read about Abraham Lincoln Comprehension Companion
Let’s Read about Abraham Lincoln Constructed Response
Who am I? (I Spy)
George Washington/Abraham Lincoln mini books (student made)
Paragraph Organizers (two versions)
George Washington/Abraham Lincoln Writing Paper (informational writing, includes two versions of lined paper)
Does the President Have a Hard Job? (opinion writing, includes two versions of lined paper)
If I Were President (narrative writing, includes two versions of lined paper)
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This unit is aligned to the following CCSS:
RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RI.2.5 Know and use various text features
RI.2.10 Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies
SL.2.1a Follow agreed upon rule for discussions (listening to others with care)
W.2.1 Write opinion pieces
W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts
W.2.3 Write narratives
W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.