Presidents' Day Playlist
Offer your students the opportunity to learn more about Presidents’ George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and their contributions to the United States this Presidents Day!
Younger students will enjoy Schlessinger Media’s Presidents Day, which encourages children to find out more about how this holiday is celebrated today and learn about how the president is elected, his or her responsibilities and the nation's most famous home, the White House. George Washington (Schlessinger Media) examines the life of the man whose leadership helped transform 13 colonies into a brilliant new country while Abraham Lincoln (Schlessinger Media) examines the life of this country boy from Kentucky, who rose to become President of the United States and guided his country through one of its darkest hours while speaking out against slavery at a time when many were too afraid to take a stand.
Middle and high school students will appreciate A&E’s George Washington: American Revolutionary which traces Washington’s life and career, concentrating on the 10 days in 1776 when his inspired leadership turned the tide of the Revolutionary War and National Geographic’s Lincoln: American Mastermind which reveals the hidden side of Lincoln and the well-orchestrated, strategic moves that took him all the way to the White House.
Also, be sure to check out the 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives which includes President George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech (1789), President George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796), the Emancipation Proclamation (1863), the Gettysburg Address (1863) and President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865).
Click Celebrating Our Presidents to access playlist.