[Surfnetkids: 12 Feb 2014] American Presidents

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#1. February 12, 2014

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Although we have been all about the Olympics over at the Surfnetkids site for quite a few days now, today I have some Black History Month resources to share.

First of all, just off the press, is this collection of Black History Month coloring pages, featuring heroes such as Dr. King, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Jackie Robinson. Woot!

For a complete list of our Black History resources, including recommended web sites and online quizzes, check our list over at Seasonal Fun: Black History Month.

If you like our resources, you can share your enthusiasm with the world via the Google, Facebook and Pinterest buttons that appear on most of our pages. Thanks!

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. American Presidents

by Barbara J. Feldman

American Presidents Printable (** for premium members only)

Starting with George Washington, whose term began in 1789, there have been a total of forty-three individuals sworn into office and forty-four presidencies. The discrepancy is because Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms, making him both the 22nd and the 24th President.

Encyclopedia Britannica: The American Presidency
In addition to the usual presidential biographies, Encyclopedia Britannica brings us Historical Election Results, Political Parties, Source Documents, Audio & Video, and Monuments & Memorials. “A monument to [George] Washington was first proposed in 1783, when the Continental Congress appropriated funds to erect a statue of the country’s military commander on horseback.” The obelisk-shaped Washington Monument opened to the public in 1888, and is currently closed for repairs.

Miller Center: American President
American President 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 president, just click on any thumbnail picture. Other great clicks include the Presidential Classroom (with interactive exhibits and lesson plans) and the Speech Archive.

PBS: The Presidents
“There is much to learn about the presidency by studying the men who occupied the office. All have been immensely different from one another. Woodrow Wilson, the peacemaker; Kennedy, the Cold Warrior; Jimmy Carter, the engineer; ‘Silent Cal’ Coolidge and the bellicose Theodore Roosevelt. We’ve had Richard Nixon, the anti-communist and Ronald Reagan, the actor turned politician. All of the characters are complex and all of their stories surprising. Their lives and careers provide us a panoramic view of America.” The Presidents draws on the research done for PBS television specials and includes more than thirty-seven hours of streaming documentaries.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

American Presidents Printable
American Presidents Wikipedia Printable
Presidents’ Day Printable
Presidents’ Day Activities Printable
The White House Printable

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#4. Related Games

American Presidency Game Show

American Presidency Word Guess

Presidents of the Twentieth Century Crossword

The White House Quiz

#5. Surfing the Calendar

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National Engineers Week
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Presidents’ Day
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#6. Quote of the Week

“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” ~~ Harry Truman ~~ (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) 33rd President of the United States. Click the links for more presidential quotes: Harry Truman, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson and Barack Obama.

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