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Each February Americans remember the achievements of two of the nation's greatest presidents. Students across the country learn about the achievements and contributions of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The Internet has made this study even more interesting for students and teachers. SCORE H/SS is happy to feature selected websites for use in classrooms. Enjoy the following sites and children's literature selected and evaluated for Presidents' Day 2008.

Dr. Margaret Hill

 


Presidents’ Day What does It Mean?
http://usparks.about.com/library/weekly/aa021499.htm
This brief site by the U.S. Parks explains the confusion about Presidents' Day and Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthdays.

Presidents' Day or Washington's Birthday?
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/washington1.html
Whose holiday is the third Monday in February? According to the federal government, the holiday observed on the third Monday in February is officially Washington's Birthday. But many Americans believe that this holiday is now called "Presidents' Day," in honor of both Presidents Washington and Lincoln, whose birthdays are Feb. 22 and Feb. 12, respectively. It turns out that whether you honor one or the other or both of these presidents may depend on where you live.

Presidents' Day Web Museum
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/special_events/presidentsdaymuseum/
Why do Americans have a holiday to celebrate Presidents Lincoln and Washington? Find out what these famous men did and decide for yourself if we should remember their birthdays each year. This SCORE H/SS web museum by Sheila A. Simmons guides young students through activities and information about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Elementary.

Presidents' Day Web Quest
You are a time traveler, going back in time to discover facts about Lincoln and Washington. You will discover that Washington and Lincoln are among our most honored presidents. You will also find that they are our country's most beloved presidents. In this WebQuest you will find many interesting facts about these presidents, as you travel back in time to explore our national history. Middle and High School

 


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