Thursday, October 25, 2012

Research the Presidents

It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.

Free websites to help you research US presidents, great for student projects for president's day! Website suggestion from Raki's Rad Resources


***Sorry our Wednesday Website suggestion is a day late.  We are preparing for Eid al Adha around here and I somehow missed posting this yesterday.  If you’d like to teach your kids about Eid al Adha, feel free to download my free Muslim Holiday Packet. ***

Now, on to this week’s suggestion -
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.
Feel free to grab this project matrix for your students to work on while using these websites.  It is free from Google Docs.
Enjoy the rest of your week and Eid Mubarak to those who celebrate!
Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources