Presidents - United States

History Plunge

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There are numerous games in every box of HistoryPlunge that can be customized for ages 8 – 108. Learn about the U.S. Presidents, important events in history, and notable people that shaped history. The game covers events from 1492 all the way up to the picture of the black hole.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
20 min.
History Plunge

George Washington

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America's History Maker. How did George Washington become our first president? This engrossing interactive eBook takes readers through the historical narrative of this amazing man's election. Students will learn about Washington's life from his childhood on a Virginia farm to being chosen as a representative at the First Continental Congress. Details of Washington's heroics in the Revolutionary War and his position as the country's first president, as well as illustrations and historical images, bring this portrait of a Founding Father to life.

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

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Copies: 7

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

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780L
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

History and Functions of the Presidency (1996)

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The Just the Facts™ Learning Series explores United States History in a fast-paced style that makes learning fun.

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High
Length: 
00:30
History and Functions of the Presidency

20th Century Presidents - William J. Clinton 1993-2001 (2005)

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During the administration of Clinton, the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic wellbeing than at any time in its history. He was the first Democratic president since FDR to win a second term in office.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:16
20th Century Presidents - William J. Clinton 1993-2001

20th Century Presidents - John F. Kennedy 1961-1963 (2006)

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On November 22, 1963 - when he was hardly past his first 1,000 days in office - JFK was killed by an assassin as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. JFK was the youngest man elected to the presidency.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:22
20th Century Presidents - John F. Kennedy 1961-1963

20th Century Presidents - Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 (2005)

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Jimmy Carter aspired to make government "competent and compassionate," responsive to the American people and their expectations. His achievements were notable, but in an era of rising energy costs, mounting inflation, and continuing tensions, it was impossible for his administration to meet these high expectations.

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Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:16
20th Century Presidents - Jimmy Carter 1977-1981

Presidents' Day: Washington and Lincoln (2003)

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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 his resolve to keep our country unified, making him one of our great civic leaders.

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:15
Presidents' Day: Washington and Lincoln