President’s Day is February 18. The World Wide Web contains a number of free and low cost teaching ideas and even complete plans to instill patriotism and civic pride as well as getting them ready for SOL testing.
Check out these online choral readings, quizzes and games.
- 41 presidents’ hangman
- Rags to riches game covering the office and former presidents
- The Teddy Roosevelt Assassination Attempt is a 40 page resource containing an activity/mystery party game that delves into the lives of the political, economic and other notable movers and shakers at the turn of the 20th century. It can be played purely for fun or used as a classroom activity (contains interdisciplinary extension activities and differentiated instruction ideas).
- God Bless America and Patriotic Messages are free choral reading resource from TeachersPayTeachers, offers a much more time efficient way for every student to read aloud compared to Round Robin reading. It provides a wonderful way to increase fluency and comprehension with fluent readers modeling for reluctant, poor or ESL readers.
- Covering more than just president’s Famous Americans Power Point is a 41 slide interactive power point covering famous Americans like Martin Luther King, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Jackie Robinson, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller and others required by the Virginia SOLs. Pictures help students visualize.