Great American Presidents’ Sites & Apps

2/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Just in time for Presidents’ Day (Feb. 17th), the following are sites and apps related to great American Presidents. The list contains presidential sites and apps that offer facts, biographies, speeches, photos, audio & video files, election results, color pages, interactive games and much more.

  1. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents Photo galleries, full biographies, slideshows, podcasts, and much more.
  1. http://millercenter.org Photo gallery, transcripts, documents, oral histories, dates, facts, speeches and much more. (Miller Center based at University of Virginia) U.S. Presidents link on home page.
  1. www.presidency.ucsb.edu The American Presidency Project – great site for information on fireside chats, candidates’ remarks, party platforms, Inaugural Addresses, State of Union Speeches, Convention Speeches, and more. The site is an online resource containing thousands of documents on U.S. Presidents.
  1. www.ipl.org/div/potus POTUS – Presidents of the United States – great site complete with facts, photos, election results, audio & video files, biographies, notable events, and more.
  1. www.history.com/topics/the-us-presidents This site contains videos, speeches, photo galleries, memorable events, presidential facts, and much more.
  1. www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/presidents-day This site contains numerous choices for teachers and students to locate presidential facts and trivia, biographies, word puzzles, timelines, color pages, famous quotes, worksheets and several interactive games.
  1. www.funbrain.com/who Students can play an interactive game to identify the correct president. Students can choose to have one to four clues to help them choose the correct answer.
  1. www.primarygames.com/presidents/start.htm Elementary level – Students play an interactive game to “Name the President.”
  1. www.factmonster.com/quizzes/prespets/1.html Fun quiz…..”Presidents and Their Dogs”
  1. www.scholastic.com/kids/president/game.htm Great interactive game…..”If You Were President”

iPad Apps (All apps found in iTunes)

  1. The White House – Free: This is the official White House app.

  2. Kids Fingerpainting - Presidents HD – Free: Paint a president’s face, frame it, add a message, and share!

  3. Presidents Quizzer – Free: Identify the face of a U.S. President or Vice-President. Additional quizzes for a fee.

  4. U.S. Presidents! – Free: Use this app for studying or locating information about U.S. Presidents.

  5. U.S. Presidents Facts: Free: Learn facts about U.S. Presidents.

  6. U.S. Constitution: Analysis & Interpretation – Free: Presented by the Library of Congress

Michelle Vance is the Director of Technology, Ontario Local Schools, in Ontario, Ohio, and the 1994 Tech & Learning State Winner – Ohio, Teacher of the Year.

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