Friday, January 4, 2013

Learn all about U.S. Presidents

 I just got this by email from the History Channel. Thought you would appreciate knowing about this great resource.

The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
Tuesday, January 15th, through Friday, January 18th, at 9/8c (4 parts)

The office of President of the United States is one of the hallmarks of the American experiment. Those who have served in the nation's highest office have been from different personal and political backgrounds, with vastly differing philosophies and personalities. The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents explores the lives, decisions and unique contributions of the men who have served as U.S. President, from George Washington to Barack Obama.

Organized chronologically, The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents is an engaging eight-hour series that looks at each leader and the challenges, expectations, and responsibilities they faced. With commentary from historians and unique visuals, this series is a journey into the heart of the American political system told through the prism of the nation's foremost leaders. Students will see how each individual president has shaped the executive office and will gain insights into the ways leadership has changed those who have held this prestigious position of power.

Curriculum Links:
The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents would be a good fit with American history, politics, civics, and government courses. It is appropriate for eighth-grade students and above. Teachers may want to use specific segments of this program to align with their course units and lectures on particular eras of U.S. history.

Read more about the U.S. Presidents.

Watch a short video about Presidential Fun Facts.