The United States of America has had 44 presidents, including the current president, Barack Obama. As both head of state and head of government, the president is the leader of the country, and is also the commander-in-chief of the American military, the United States Armed Forces.
Presidents Day in the United States
Presidents Day (or President’s Day) takes place on the third Monday in February. This particular day was selected to celebrate the birthday of the first American president, George Washington, who was born on February 22, 1732. George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and served as commander-in-chief of the Colonial Army during the American Revolutionary War.
United States Presidents Math and Literacy Activities
Here are links to a packet containing literacy and math activities for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. Within each packet, students will learn about the Presidents of the United States while practicing their skills aligned with the Common Core standards for mathematics and English language arts. All stories and illustrations are original and created by Mixminder.
While these activities can be used to celebrate Presidents Day, they can also be used any time you feel like introducing your class to the history and tradition of the American presidents. If you’re reading textbooks or showing videos about Barack Obama or other American presidents throughout history, these activities can easily be incorporated to complement your lesson.
Common Core standards: 2.RI.1, 2.RF.4, 2.W.2, 2.L.1, 2.L.2, 2.L.3, 2.L.4, 2.L.5, 2.OA.1, 2.OA.2, 2.OA.3, 2.NBT.2, 2.NBT.3, 2.NBT.4, 2.NBT.5, 2.NBT.6, 2.NBT.7,, 2.NBT.8, 2.MD.5, 2.MD.6, 2.MD.7, 2.G.2, 2.G.3
Common Core standards: 3.RI.1, 3.RI.4, 3.RF.4, 3.W.2, 3.L.1, 3.L.2, 3.L.5, 3.L.6, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.6, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.8, 3.NBT.1, 3.NBT.2, 3.NBT.3, 3.NF.1, 3.NF.2, 3.NF.3, 3.MD.1, 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7
Common Core standards: 4.RL.1, 4.RL.4, 4.RF.4, 4.W.2, 4.W.4, 4.L.1, 4.L.2, 4.L.5, 4.L.6, 4.OA.4, 4.OA.5, 4.NBT.1, 4.NBT.2, 4.NBT.3, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 4.NBT.6, 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 4.NF.3, 4.NF.4, 4.NF.5, 4.NF.6, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 4.MD.3, 4.MD.7, 4.G.2, 4.G.3
Happy birthday, George Washington!