Presidents' Day Classroom Resources

February 18, 2013

Interactive Lincoln Resources

Are you ready to take the Abe Across Kentucky challenge? Want to know more about Kentucky’s most famous son, Abraham Lincoln, and his life and influence? Need Lincoln resources and lesson plans for your classroom? KET offers a wide array of programs, educational materials and online resources, including an interactive quiz, interactive timeline, video segments from "Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian," lesson plans, activity ideas, and more. Visit Grades K-12.

"Abe Across Kentucky" Challenge

Test your knowledge of Lincoln-related sites in Kentucky with this engaging and informative interactive from KET. Watch Lincoln's top hat grow with each correct answer and hear the famous Gettysburg Address read aloud. Grades K-12.

Interactive Timeline: Lincoln

Find out about major events in Lincoln’s life and what else was going on in Kentucky, the nation, and the world with KET's Lincoln and His Times Timeline. Grades K-12.

Looking for Lincoln

'Looking for Lincoln' from PBS explores the life and legacy of the man widely considered one of our best and most enigmatic presidents. The documentary, presented and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., addresses many of the controversies surrounding Lincoln – race, equality, religion, politics, and depression – by carefully interpreting evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today. Includes the two-hour documentary, lessons, interactives and other resources. Grades 9-12+.

Presidents' Day: Washington and Lincoln

With the help of a colonial Presidential crier children come to understand why we celebrate Presidents' Day and what makes it so special. They learn about George Washington and the important role he played in the formation of our country. Next, they learn about the life of Abraham Lincoln and his resolve to keep our country unified, making him one of our great civic leaders. Lastly, students are reminded to honor all of the presidents on this holiday. Video from Discovery Education. Grades K-5.

Holiday Facts and Fun: Presidents' Day

This video explains why Washington is known as the "father of his country." It also tells the story of Lincoln's emancipation proclamation and explains how our 16th president prevented the United States from being destroyed. Taped in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Salem, Illinois, and Mount Vernon, Virginia, as well as many other locations, this program brings history to life for young viewers. Grades K-5.

Liberty Kids: Washington Takes Command

In this program, several young people travel to Boston with the formidable General George Washington as he takes command of the colonies’ army. Animated series. Video from Discovery Edcuation. Grades 3-8.

Shmoop Learning Guide: George Washington

George Washington--What George Washington did and why you should care. In a nutshell, Washington guided the nation safely through its most vulnerable years, but established the precedents that still shape the presidency today. Grades 9-12.


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