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Books & Reading

Books & Reading

How the U.S. President Works

Impeachment President and Congress The President President's Job, Part I President's Job, Part II President's Cabinet President Has Fun

The President

The President

American Presidency Game Show Quiz
Remember the achievements and roles of some of America’s presidents by taking this game show quiz.

The American President Virtual Field Trip
Learn about the American President, see samples of the presidents' handwriting, and hear clips of presidents' voices.

Barack Obama
Lesson Plan - You can listen to the information about President-Elect Obama first, and then students can click on “Online Exercise.” It also has a number of activities you can print-out.

Congress - President Keeping the Balance

Information and questions about Congress and the power of the President.

Dancing Bush -- (Just for Fun!)
President Bush struts his stuff on the dance floor as he gets down and boogies.

Presidential Election

An original animated movie that explains presidential elections in avoice and visual style that is accessible, educational, and entertaining for both children and adults. At the end, you can choose to watch the movie again, take an online quiz, or learn about the electoral college. Note: You must register to enter a username and password to the site.

The Executive Branch

Information and tasks about the executive branch.

Government Puzzle

Crossword puzzle

Mr. President: Profiles of Our Nation’s Leaders

Visit Mr. President to learn the facts about each of our nation’s presidents. It’s a great place for browsing, research, or homework help.

Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will

Crossword Puzzle

Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will

Redistricting simulation

Political Participation and Voting: Expressing the Popular Will olc/stu/sa07.htm
Self-assessment multiple-choice and true/false quizzes

Portraits of Power: American Presidents

Lesson Plan - Discuss the role of the presidency in the United States. Consider the people's relationship to the presidency, referring to evidence in the program. Write an essay describing the presidency, the people's relationship to it, and why presidential decisions can result in strong reactions.

President for a Day
What would it be like to be President for a day? Try it out at this Web site from the PBS Democracy Project and see if it's a job you would like.

President Rescue
The President is kidnapped by the terrorists. You are part of an elite task force appointed by the FBI to rescue the President.  It is your task to fight all the terrorists and rescue the President! Press ‘A’ on your keyboard to move left, press ‘D’ to move right, press ‘W’ to move forward, and press ‘S’ to move back.  Aim at enemies with your mouse pointer and shoot them with a left mouse click.  Move your helicopter from the enemy teritory by destroying their tanks and soldiers and reach the helipad.  Press the spacebar on your keyboard to land on the helipad and move to the next level.  Good luck!

Presidential Speeches

Lesson Plan - Listen to and analyze a presidential speech in order to understand the principles held by the president and the historical context in which the speech was made; prepare and hold a campaign and reelection simulation involving the featured presidents to compare leadership qualities; research and collect historical information surrounding each featured president and play a trivia game based on this information.

Rags to Riches - Electing the President

Ryhthm, Rhyme, Results: 44 Presidents
This video and rap song teaches a list of the 44 U.S. presidents in order with pictures. By learning this song, students will have a greater grasp of the sequence of presidents in office. This social studies song is suitable for elementary school students (4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade), middle school, high school, home school, and college classes.

What a President Can Do and Can't Do

Information about the powers of the President.

Welcome to the White House
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are committed to opening the doors of the White House and truly making it the People’s House. Watch exclusive “Inside the White House” videos and tour the West Wing, Residence, East Wing, and South Lawn.

Who Is That?
You will be shown a portrait of a president with a clue. For each screen, identify the correct president and click on their name.

Who's Who and What's What -- Presidential Slogans
Quiz - See what you know about the Presidents of the United States. Take this online quiz about presidential slogans.

Return to Tour

The youngest president was John F. Kennedy. He was 42 years old when he was elected. President Ronald Reagan was the oldest president. He was 77 years old when he left office.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam

Word Spy
Word Spy

Projects You Can Do

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