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Planning a President’s Day unit study? Or maybe you don’t need a full-fledged unit study, you just want to take a little peek into this holiday. There are so many great resources online, if you do a little bit of digging.
But hey, I’ve done some digging for you. =)
There are too many here to do all at once for one holiday. What we have here are options. I like OPTIONS. (It’s like a staple for me.) Lucky for you, President’s Day comes around every year, so you can come back and do something different next year. =)
President’s Day Unit Study List
What we have here are the full-fledged, real deal unit studies. Dig in!
President’s Day Lapbook at HomeschoolShare.com – A lapbook, a reading list to take to your library, and printable forms, cards and timeline. This one mainly focuses on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
President’s Day Unit Study at Currclick.com – This unit study is only $3.50, and the bonus is that it includes materials for Kindergarten all the way up to 12th grade. It’s worth checking out.
History of President’s Day Unit Study at Free Homeschool Deals – This is a complete study that includes language arts, math, history, geography, and science, adaptable for all ages.
MINI President’s Day Unit Study at 123Homeschool4Me.com – a unit study for K-6th, only a bit smaller in size.
President’s Day Materials
DIY your own unit study or just pick and choose a few activities, depending on your needs.
President’s Day Activities (a list on Homeschool Buyers Co-Op) – A pick and choose list of printables and online activities, from word finds to math games, for a variety of ages.
U.S. Presidents Materials from Half a Hundred Acre Wood – Not specifically focusing on the holiday itself, this a sizable list of resources for studying president’s, incorporating math, history, writing, and crafts.
President’s Day Mini Study at Homeschool Mosaics – a great list of materials for reading and notebooking about the holiday, along with a couple of good videos.
President’s Day at Scholastic.com – A large collection of videos, worksheets, crafts, articles and more, divided by grade.
President’s Day Holiday Helps at DIY Homeschooler – another list with a wide variety of materials.
President’s Day Books
There are A. LOT. OF. BOOKS. about the U.S. presidents in genearl, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, many other specific presidents such as John F. Kennedy or John Adams, and President’s Day as a holiday. A quick search on Amazon or at your local library and you’ll have your arms full.
However, there is one book that I’d like to point out that can take your unit study deeper if you have older kids. “The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System“ is a fairly thorough book about the U.S. government, the role of the president, elections, and so much more. In any case, it would be a good resource to have on hand, especially with the presidential election looming.
Is there anything you would add?