Celebrate Presidents’ Day and promote the importance of presidential elections with these learning resources from Discovery Education!
Check out these Presidents’ Day learning resources for all grade levels. You’ll find relevant and fascinating titles from the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association that delve deeper into the life of George Washington and the important decisions he made to encourage fair and just politics in America.
Then explore our collection of related content channels, including our full Presidents’ Day Channel, Election 2020 Channel, and our Inauguration Day Channel.
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
After being elected as the first president of the United States, George Washington had the option to stay president after his first term. Douglas Bradburn, CEO and president of Mount Vernon talks about the significance of his decision and how it reflected the newly formed society.
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Learn more about the history of Presidents’ Day, with ready-to-use activities, Virtual Field Trips, and historical images in our Presidents’ Day Channel! This annual, federal holiday was first designated to honor George Washington’s birthday, and more recently, it’s used to commemorate all presidents. Explore resources that teach about current and past leaders, the role of the executive branch, and the history of the holiday.
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Another important day students should learn about, Inauguration Day in the United States takes place on January 20 following a presidential election and marks the commencement of a new four-year term of an elected president. In this channel, find historic images, inaugural speeches, and political events leading up to the most recent Inauguration Day in 2021.