K D12 - Presidents

Supporting Materials


Duck for President

Duck (of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and Giggle, Giggle, Quack fame) decides to enter politics. Follow his rise, and fall from power, sticky ballots and all. Narrated by Randy Travis, with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds. Animation by MaGiK Studio. [Read-Me-a-Story video]



Founding of our Federal Government

While George Washington was leading the Continental Army against the British, Thomas Jefferson was writing a document that would be used to declare America's separation from England - The Declaration of Independence. Students identify some of the people who fought for the rights of Americans....


Greater Washington, D.C. National Parks: For the People

Examines some of the attractions of Washington D.C., looking at things to see and do outside the metropolitan area, exploring the history of the national parks surrounding the city, touring some of the capital's major monuments and memorials, and describing alternative entertainments


John, Paul, George and Ben

According to the author, John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin), and Independent Tom (Jefferson) were always getting into trouble together as boys before getting into bigger trouble later in life with the King of England, George III. Based on character traits and...


Madam President

A little girl imagines what her day would be like if she were Madam President. With deadpan wit and hilarious illustrations, Lane Smith introduces readers to an unforgettable new character. Narrated by Anna Chiodo. Directed by Pete List, with music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds. Includes...


Otto Runs for President

There is a big election at the Barkadelphia School. Who will win? Tiffany, one of the popular girls; Charles, an all-star sport; or Otto; a good friend and listener? Narrated by Diana Canova, with music by Ernest V. Troost. Directed by Virginia Wilkos. Includes bonus interview with author...


Presidents' Day: Washington and Lincoln

With the help of a colonial Presidential crier children come to understand why we celebrate Presidents' Day and what makes it so special. They learn about George Washington and the important role he played in the formation of our country. Next, they learn about the life of Abraham Lincoln and...


Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence. But there's so much more to discover.

This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist and mathematician. He was also an...

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