BrainPOP, Jr.Even if you're not a subscriber, BrainPOP and BrainPOP, Jr. have some fantastic free resources for you to use! I highly suggest BrainPOP, Jr.'s free video on Abraham Lincoln for a quick biography of Lincoln's life with a mention of President's Day.
At the bottom of the video, there are loads of activities for you and your students, including quizzes, an interactive word wall, book suggestions, and a stovepipe hat craft!
Click HERE or any of the pictures above to be taken to the video.
Interactive Tours of The White HouseIf you've ever seen Google Street View, you know how cool the 360* view can be! Fortunately, they have toured The White House and share it HERE for you and your students to see!
Not only can you see this beautiful home from all angles, there are links below of famous artwork that will take you to their specific spot in the room. Highly informative and interactive!
The other interactive tour is filled with more fun facts and videos to show the different highlights of the home. It can be found HERE:
President for a Day!I had so much fun with this game and I know your students will, too! PBS offers the chance for you to go through a day as the president in a "choose your own adventure" style and follows up each choice with how past presidents have done it-- pictures and facts included!
The game is personalized at the beginning with a few simple questions and at the end of the day, you get your own newspaper cover story :)
It is too much fun and really gives you a sense of the variety of meetings and obligations a president has on a daily basis.
Presidential Trading CardsAlso on PBS' site are ten Presidential Trading Cards to print and fill in. There are answer keys and even a Teacher's Guide for how to use them for a "Who Am I?" game. Find these cards HERE:
Duck For President on YouTubeI *love* this book and will always share it during election year, but it fits in perfectly around President's Day, too. If you don't have access to the book, or would like to spruce up your Read Aloud time, there is a nicely-done video of the book below.
*Note that it is hosted on YouTube, which is sometimes blocked by districts.
I hope these resources gave you some ways to integrate technology as you teach about presidents this week!
Do you have any other favorite technology resources for this holiday? Share them below in the comments!