President's Day (Presidents Day)
Students love trading cards, and this resource can make the celebration of President's Day fun while focusing on developing skills of reading informational text to find details that can be used to created each trading card.
You can celebrate President's Day in a fun way with your students by letting them create trading cards for 4 famous United States Presidents using informational text to identify details to include on each card. Since President's Day primarily focuses on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, they have been included in this resource along with Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt. Using an Encyclopedia of the US Presidency, informational texts were written for each President so that students can learn to read through the text to find the details they need to complete each trading card. This project can then be extended by having students choose their own President to research for President's Day and create their own trading card with the blank templates that are provided.