Throughout history the White House has commemorated President's Day in various ways, from gifting Andrew Jackson a 1,400 pound slab of cheese to holding parades, plays, balls, and luncheons. Each presidency celebrates the day in their own style. This year President's Day is February 20, and what better way to mark the occasion by reading up on some of this country's presidents available through San José Public Library!
Juvenile Non-Fiction Titles
Educational Online Resources
- Explora: includes articles, video, and primary sources
- Gale in Context: Global Issues: Includes articles, images, videos, audio, and primary sources.
- Scholastic Teachables: includes lesson plans and fun educational activities for children.
Free Website Educational Resources
- Digital Public Library of America: explore a variety of items related to the presidency, including images, video, articles, etc.
- Presidential Libraries: Explore the National Archives which offers information on presidential libraries, presidential biographies, educational materials, and other resources.
- Presidential Portraits: (Smithsonian): offers a complete gallery of U.S. presidents as well as educational lesson plans and research.
- Washington's Farewell Address: Read George Washington's Farwell Address (PDF)
- White House History with Susan Page: First daughters Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson, and former U.S. Chief of Protocol Lloyd Hand, offer personal reflections on Lyndon B. Johnson.