Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Presidents' Day Activities

So what is this?  Well, it is from my son's kindergarten class as part of their Presidents' Day activities - obviously learning about Abraham Lincoln.   I've been looking at his activities as he came home on the Presidents.  While I can't say any of them outright lie (yes, I would have complained...), but, ugh....stereotype on stereotype.  And yes, again, I know, we are talking about 5 and 6 years olds.  But I also know it goes beyond this level.  And, come on, you can't ignore the fact that Washington owned slaves!  Instead, reading my son's worksheets you'd think he had to do all his own manual labor! 
So anyway, here are activities to try for Presidents' Day.  I like that so many of these are debate like and so can really get students thinking. 
I also found this recording where they asked kids about their favorite President.

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