Don't Know Much About the Presidents, by Kenneth C. Davis
Presidential Elections, by Syl Sobel
How the U.S. Government Works, by Syl Sobel
The U.S. Constitution and You, by Syl Sobel
The Complete Book of Presidents & States, Grades 4-6, American Education Publishing
U.S. Presidents, Trend Enterprises, Inc.
Brain Quest: Presidents (ages 9-12)
- Going to vote? Take your child along. We prepared our children by discussing what voting is and how the actual process works. In our area, at the poll, a volunteer sitting alongside the booth announces your name as you enter, "Now voting, Dorie..." The children find this very exciting. They are allowed in the booth as well, on the right side, where the vote button is NOT located.
- At home, use a blank USA map, with state outlines, to color each state as the electoral votes and popular votes are tabulated and announced.
Declaration of Independence
Constitution of the United States
Bill of Rights
Washington, DC (White House, National Archives, and much, much more)
Philadelphia, PA (Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Constitution Center)
Mt. Vernon, VA (home of our first president, George Washington)
Can't visit in person? Perhaps an online tour like this one for Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL would be possible.
A few resources that I stumbled upon recently
Online worksheets and printables:President's Day Theme Unit at ABC Teach
Online computer game:
Name that President and others at Primary Games
As I know this list is not exhaustive, what activity or resource would you recommend using to study presidents, elections, and government?
Feel free to include any applicable links in your comment.
Topic for tomorrow: St. Patrick's Day