Looking for an engaging and interactive way for your students to learn about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington? Celebrate Presidents' Day in February with these great interactive activities!
First Activity: Lincoln and Washington Interactive Venn Diagram
In this lesson, one student at a time reads a fact as the other students raise their popsicle stick to identify if that sentence describes George Washing, Abraham Lincoln, or both presidents. The students have a collaborative discussion to decide the correct president before placing the card in the correct category of the Venn diagram.
Resources included for the Venn diagram:
- Pictures of the completed Venn diagram, detailed directions with how to use in your classroom
- 32 “guess who” facts that describe Lincoln, Washington, or both presidents. These are in color.
- 3 colorful titles for your Venn diagram- Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, both presidents
- “Popsicle stick presidents” signs for your students to glue on popsicle sticks.
- A Venn diagram reproducible for the students to fill out as a reflection of the whole group lesson.
Second Activity: Washington and Lincoln Flip Book
Once the whole-class interactive Venn diagram is complete, students use the facts they learned to create their very own presidential flip book! These flip books are easy to assembly (just photocopy the pages, put them in order, and put two staples at the top!) and make a great bulletin board display!
Resources included for the Washington and Lincoln Flip Book:
- Pictures of the completed flip book, with detailed directions for how to use with your students
- There are 9 pages for each Lincoln and Washington. Students compare their birthplace, death, legacy, and other important facts
- The last two pages share the character traits and holiday that both presidents have in common
- For each page, there is a black and white AND color option for you to choose from. (I like to use the color copy as an example for my students)
Please email me prior to purchasing if you have any questions.