Presidents' Day Unit

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Grade Levels
1st - 2nd, Homeschool
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82 pages
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I used this with my virtual First Graders. We worked through some of the pages together. It was engaging.
The passages were just right level for my second graders! It was a great introduction text for our biography unit.


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 critical thinking and ELA skills as they learn about these two very important presidents. You could easily use the materials during your social studies time or 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
  • 3-2-1 Organizer
  • George Washington/Abraham Lincoln Venn Diagram
  • Presidential Timeline
  • George Washington reading passage (informational text)
  • George Washington Comprehension Companion
  • Abraham Lincoln reading passage (informational text)
  • Abraham Lincoln Comprehension Companion
  • Who am I? (I Spy)
  • Fact/Opinion Scoot (distinguishing fact and opinion)
  • 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)
  • If I Were President (narrative writing, includes two versions of lined paper)

Be sure to check out the preview file to see what's included!

Total Pages
82 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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