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Presidents Day

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Video: Presidents Day

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.

Student Application

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln worked hard to make our country free and independent. President's Day is a holiday to celebrate their work.


Learning Objectives

  1. Know that Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Until 1971, both February 12 (Abraham Lincoln's birthday) and February 22 (George Washington's birthday) were celebrated as holidays. In 1971, President Richard Nixon changed it to one holiday for both events, the third Monday in February.
  2. Realize that on P...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    Show the students a list or a poster that has all of the Presidents on it. See how many of them they recognize. Point out Washington and Lincoln as men that are especially honored on Presidents' Day. Ask the students if they know anything that Washington or Lincoln did that would make our country want to honor the...

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