Sunday, October 28, 2012

Research the Presidents

 With the US election coming soon, this is a great time to research past presidents.  Here are some great websites for kids to use when conducting their research.

 

Use this website with your class to help guide research on one or many of the US presidents

This great website, the National Portrait Gallery, is run by the Smithsonian and provides good quality information on each president from George Washington to William Clinton.

 

 

 

Use this website with your class to help guide research on one or many of the US presidents

On the White House’s Website, there is a page devoted solely to biographies of all of the presidents up to and including the current president, Barrak Obama.  The biographies on this site are very complete, but they are also quite long and can be complicated for younger students and weaker readers.

 

 

Use this website with your class to help guide research on one or many of the US presidents.

The Miller Center, a part of the University of Virginia, runs this great site that has a Reference page covering all of the presidents from George Washington to our current president, Barrak Obama.  The biographies give quick fast and are short and sweet, which is easier for younger students and weaker readers when they are doing research.

Use this free downloadable project matrix and the websites from my blog (Raki's Rad Resources) to help your students research the past presidents.Want a project matrix for your students to work on while using these websites to research a president?  Stop by my blog - Raki’s Rad Resources and download a free copy.

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources

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