Did you know that in the minds of many young students, there have been only three presidents: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and “Rocko Bama” (as our Kindergartners tend to call President Barack Obama). But forty-three different men have been president. (44, if you count Grover Cleveland twice, which we do, since he’s the only president who served two non-consecutive terms.)
President’s Day is a terrific time to teach children all about the former leaders of our country, and share more information than just log cabins and cherry trees. When we focus only on Washington, Lincoln, and the current president, we overlook all sorts of good stuff! Some children will get excited about presidents the way others get obsessed with dinosaurs. Imagine a dinosaur unit with only a T-Rex and Triceratops! The trouble with learning about the presidents is that most books and other resources have information that is either too basic, or way too advanced. There’s not a lot in between. This packet will help!
Take a look at what's included!
What Does the President Do? booklet
Presidential Facts and Fun booklet
Coloring Pages for Important Presidents, the Presidential Seal, and the White House
Number Writing With Presidents (Numbers 1-20, and 21-40)
Show Me the Money (U.S. bills)
Counting Coins (penny, nickel, dime)
President Unit Ideas and Pacing Plan
With realistic drawings of the presidents, and easy to understand facts, your children will love learning about the presidents. Add a special Teddy Bear Day at the end of your unit, and teach your students how presidents influence popular culture.
This unit has a "Learning All Day Long" special twist that makes it unique. Everything you need to teach your children about the presidents is included. Just print and go!
**This unit will be updated after the 2016 presidential election to reflect the results!