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The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidents

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With the Presidential Inauguration coming-up next week, I thought that a “The Best…” list about U.S. Presidents might be a good companion to The Best Sites For Learning About The Presidential Inauguration.

Reader might also be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidential Elections., which has a lot of biographical material on Barack Obama (along with basic info on how a president is elected). There’s also The Best Resources About President’s Day. I also have posted The Best Places To Learn About President Barack Obama’s Life.

is a short list that  sites accessible to English Language Learners that provide biographical resources on the U.S. Presidents.

Here are my picks for The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidents:

Timeline: The Presidents Of The United States is a nice interactive from the British newspaper The Guardian.

Fox News has another interactive on all the Presidents.

Mr. Nussbaum’s U.S. Presidents also provides short bio’s on each of them.

Secrets About The Presidents from PBS gives short and unusual pieces of information about each one.

Meet The Presidents is a student-created site that gives a slightly more lengthy biography of each President.

The Biography Channel has online videos about many, though not all, of the Presidents.

The History Channel has an impressive Timeline of American Presidents.

Renee Maufroid has developed another excellent online exercise for English Language Learners.  one is a series of clozes (fill-in-the-gaps) on U.S. Presidents — their speeches and biographies.

The Presidential Timeline is a pretty accessible interactive timeline about the last twelve United States Presidents. It’s from The National Archives.

Sean Banville has just unveiled a great new site called Lessons On American Presidents. He’s got multiple interactive exercises on every President — all designed for English Language Learners. It will be a huge help for teachers and their students.

Presidents and Slaves: Helping Students Find the Truth is a good lesson plan from The Zinn Education Project.

Disney Online Video Series: “The American Presidents”

Please feel free to suggest additional sites.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Larry,
    Thank you for all your resources. In addition, I’d like to note that the history channel does a great job sharing information about Presidents’ Day –

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