Whether you are studying the U.S. Presidents as part of American History or an Election, President’s Day, or Inauguration Day Unit Study these Presidential Facts Notebooking Pages are a great addition to any lesson plan.
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A few years ago my son was studying American History using America the Beautiful from Notgrass Publishing. I love how they weave literature study into each era of American History. It’s a unit study and incorporates Bible, Literature, vocabulary, creative writing, mapping and timelining.
I wanted to enhance the study a bit by letting him study a bit about each President as we progress through history and let him explore a little about them as we go. He learned to name them as a list and their order of succession several years ago, but I don’t just want him to be able to say them. I want him to have an understanding about each of their lives and some basics about what their presidency was like.
So I came up with these Just the Presidential Facts Notebooking pages. As he reads about each one, he can jot down some facts and information that he finds to be interesting.
Another way to approach a a study of the presidents is when you dive into American Civics. I recommend using Uncle Sam and You, also by Notgrass Publishing, which is written for middle school aged students. These pages are appropriate for use with civics as well.
Each Inauguration Day on the 20th of January following a Presidential election year, at high noon eastern time, a new President of the United States of America is inaugurated as the Commander in Chief of the United States of America.
Whether you just want your students to get more familiar with an incumbant President or review all of them, these pages will help you do just that.
Whenever there is a new inauguration I update the Presidential Facts Notebooking Pages to include the most recent president in the package.
Using these Presidential Facts Notebooking Pages
- With these notebooking pages you will find one page for each of the 46 U.S. Presidents.
- Each page has a sketched drawing of each of the presidents.
- There is a space for your child to write out the president’s name for writing practice. You can have them either write it in print or cursive depending on your child’s skill level.
- In the Fast Facts section, you can have your child write in basic facts about each president.
- The number of years of their Presidency.
- Write in the name of their Political Party.
- Write in the name of their Vice President.
- Document the state where they were born.
- Document any additional states they may have lived.
- Write the name of the person to whom they were/are married.
- Document the dates of when they were born and when they died.
- Five Fascinating Facts, you can have your child select five interesting things about each president and write them in the section provided. Facts like, George Washington’s false teeth, or what happened to the White House while James Madison was president.
- There is a section to document the number of states which were in the union during their presidency.
- A place to document the presidential order of succession, such as Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president and Barack Obama the 44th president, etc.
- There is a space to document any former employment that each president had.
- I included some links at the beginning of the printable for web resources for you to use to help your child research information about each president.
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12 Additional Resources to Enhance your Presidential Facts Unit Study
- Lapbooks are another great way for students to learn. And this President’s Day Lapbook or this one Presidents Lapbook and Notebook Resources from Homeschool Share is a wonderful resource for homeschoolers.
- There are a lot of great hands-on learning ideas with this President’s Day Learning Fun from Teach Beside Me.
- 1-2-3 Homeschool 4 Me has this President’s Day Printable Mini Unit that explores a variety of topics.
- Mama’s Learning Corner has a variety of individual unit studies of US Presidents Worksheets.
- The Presidents of the United States Unit from Our Journey Westward has some great activities to incorate into a study of the presidents.
- Your students will learn to write a report with this We Salute You Mr. President Unit Study from The Homeschool Mom.
- These 21 Fun Presidents Day Activities from Tip Junkie will keep your kids busy all day long on President’s Day!
- If Montessori is your method for homeschooling this Free President’s Day Printables form Living Montessori Now is packed with learning options.
- Fashion a model of The White House with this Craft from Crayola.
- Sallie has a great President’s Day Lapbook along with a guide to help you create your own unit study available at SallieBorrink.com.
- If you’d rather have an interactive web-based study this United States President Online Unit Study from Techie Homeschool Mom will be just what you need.
- A great way to learn about the presidents is by doing copywork of famous (or maybe not so famous) quotes. This President’s Quote Copywork from Walking by the Way will help your kids develop their writing skills, along with memorization.
Recipes & Food to Celebrate the Presidents
- Favorite Foods of the Presidents from Food Timeline
- President’s Day Log Cabin from Martha Stewart
- Presidents Day Patriotic Parfait from Kids Recipes Kids Love
- President’s Day Recipes from Recipes the Presidents have Loved by CD Kitchen
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Toys, Games & More for Learning About the Presidents
Have you studied the US Presidents with your children? What were your favorite facts? Which President was your son or daughter most fascinated by? Let me know in comments, especially if you have a fantastic resource to share with others.
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