Thursday, October 30, 2008

WayBack Presidents: The Secret History

My kids often visit the PBS Kids site. My oldest stumbled upon WayBack Presidents: The Secret History a few days ago. There is nothing here for most adults with a basic grounding in American history but it would be a good site for children or a teacher creating lesson plans.

Here are a few examples:

17. Andrew Johnson - Who says you have to have to go to school in order to be president? I never attended a single day of classes.

20. James A. Garfield - My assassin shot me in the back. The doctors tried to remove the bullet but they could never find it. I died eighty days after I was shot.

27. William Howard Taft - Some people might describe me as... "pleasantly plump." I guess it's true. When I was elected president, I weighed 332 pounds -- that's more than a baby elephant!

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