[Surfnetkids: 15 Feb 2006] Presidents’ Day

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Printer Low on Ink?
3. Weekly Topic: Presidents’ Day
4. Link to Presidents’ Day
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management


#1. February 15, 2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

Wheeee! Just in time for Presidents’ Day, we finished uploading all forty-three U.S. President coloring pages: from George Washington to George W. Bush.
http://www.freekidscoloring.com/american/presidents/

Actually, there are only forty-two of them, because Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms. He was both the 22nd and the 24th President of the United States. Enjoy!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Presidents’ Day

by Barbara J. Feldman
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Although the federal government still calls the holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February, Washington’s Birthday, most people (and many states) call it Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day began as a holiday honoring George Washington and then both Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and has evolved into a day commemorating all U.S. Presidents. Who were these men? How did they shape our country? To answer these questions, and many more, I found the following five sites.

American Presidency
http://gi.grolier.com/presidents/preshome.html
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Grolier Online presents “a celebration of the history of the nation’s highest office” culled from a number of their encyclopedias. Beginning at a third-grade level (and progressing to high school and beyond), you’ll find biographies, quick fact browsers and articles on topics such as unsuccessful presidential hopefuls. Best clicks are the Presidential Gallery of video and sound clips, and the multiple-choice quizzes. “Who was the last president to be born in a log cabin?”

The American President
http://www.americanpresident.org
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AmericanPresident.org is a non-partisan resource on the history and function of the American presidency published by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. You’ll find great stuff for school reports on any particular president under Presidency in History. My favorite clicks are the presidential photos and bios. Information about the “function, responsibilities, and organization of the modern presidency” can be found in Presidency in Action.

Inside the White House
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/96/whitehouse/whhome.html
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“First day on the job! You got the nomination, you campaigned, you won. Then you took the oath of office, made the first speech of your administration, and danced the night away. But now it’s morning in America — time to face the Oval Office. It’s YOUR chance to be President of the United States. Let’s see how you do.” Other fun clicks include silly things White House children have done (go to Kids) or the clickable map of the White House neighborhood (choose Mapping.) Teachers will like the grade-level classroom activities found under Learn More.

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#5. Note from a Reader

I just want to say that I love your new joke site. I think the *show punchline* feature is amazing. Way to go and congratulations on another site that benefits kids, teachers and parents!!!!
Joanne

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#6. Related Games

Presidential Word Guess
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/president-cc.htm

U.S. Presidents Coloring Pages
http://www.freekidscoloring.com/american/presidents/

American Presidency Game Show
http://www.surfnetkids.com/quiz/president/

(Learn how to make kids games just like these with my How to Add Games to Your Site step-by-step manual.)

#7. Quote of the Week

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” Leo Buscaglia (1924 – 1998) American author and lecturer

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