Presidents Day teaching resources
Presidents Day is an American celebration taking place on the third Monday of February, honouring all past presidents of the United States of America. Our collection contains presidential fact files, games, podcasts and video resources exclusively for secondary level.
A Codebreaker game with the answer being JFK’s famous New Frontier speech.
A true or false quiz on John F. Kennedy.
A PowerPoint detailing American Society after the war during the presidencies of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.
This is a Codebreaker game on three famous Roosevelt quotations.
Lesson examining Lincoln’s assassination linking Booth’s motives to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Lesson introducing the presidential system including the features of the presidential system and the provisions in the constitution.
A comprehensive group of revision aid articles for US elections over different years.
This podcast, ideal for auditory learners, explains JFK and his ideas for the New Frontier.
A podcast covering the reasons for Hoover’s unpopularity and FDR’s success.
A podcast that explains FDR’s New Deal’s main aims - relief, recovery and reform.
In 1962 President John F. Kennedy gave one of history’s most inspiring speeches when he launched a bold effort to go to the moon because of its difficulty. Greenpeace imagined how JFK would address the issue of climate.
A collection of approximately 400 items or 2,000 digital files relating to inaugurations from George Washington’s in 1789 to George W. Bush’s inauguration of 2001.
A young boy listens to the Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 1863 and expresses how he feels about it, followed by positive newspaper reviews of the time.
How inspirational is President Obama? Let your students decide using this fact sheet.
A lesson about the presidency of George H.W. Bush in which gets students to judge the success of his term as President.
Resources with our partner Have Fun With History
A video on Theodore Roosevelt and his many accomplishments including the building of the Panama Canal, signing of the Antiquities Act, and winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
These clips deal with the New Deal. They include six of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats on the economic policy for fighting the Great Depression.
A video on President Eisenhower whose achievements included the beginning of the space program, instituting the interstate highway system and enlarging the Social Security program.
Professor Merrell Gage describes the life and career of Abraham Lincoln as he sculpts a lifelike bust of the 16th President.
The life and presidency of Harry S. Truman produced by the Smithsonian.
Excellent resources from our content partner Have Fun With History.