Teaching About President Donald Trump (Free Printables)

President Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States and is a member of the Republican Party.  As president, he is the head of the U.S. government.  He won the presidential election on November 8, 2016.  His inauguration ceremony was January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C., and that is when he assumed office and moved into the White House.

President Trump is married to Melania Trump.  She became the First Lady of the United States when he assumed office.  The First Lady is what you call the wife of the president.

President Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York.  He is 70 years old and is the oldest person to become president.   Melania Trump was born in 1970 in Slovenia which was a part of Yugoslavia.  She became a United States citizen in 2006.  A citizen is a person who legally belongs to a country.  She is the second First Lady to be born in a foreign country.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP AVAILABLE ON AMAZON:

Donald Trump America’s 45th President

The Amazing Story of Donald Trump

Who is Donald J Trump An Introduction to the 45th US President

45 Presidents and US Government – Rock ‘n Learn (New – Audio CD)

FREE PRINTABLES FOR LOWER ELEMENTARY:

President Donald Trump Story

Vocabulary Words for President Trump Story

Fill in the Blank: President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump Word Search

President Donald Trump Word Search – Answer Key

President Trump Crossword Puzzle

President Trump Crossword Puzzle – Answer Key

Constitution Day


Constitution Day is required by Federal law (Public Law 108-447) to be celebrated by all publicly funded educational institutions on September 17th, the day that the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.  Before this law was enacted in 2004, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”.  Now, it’s known as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” to be exact, and this holiday also recognizes those who have become U.S. citizens.

Here is a great assortment of activities and links to videos, lesson plans, games, words to rap, a slide show, a timeline, and informational sites:

 

Teaching Kids About Columbus Day

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Christopher Columbus and three ships named the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, are well known and studied by students every year in October in remembrance of Columbus Day.  Columbus made four voyages in search of a western route to the Orient and to discover new territories, and it was the first voyage in which the three famous ships sailed the Atlantic.  Columbus was not the first European to reach America but was actually second, and he miscalculated the longitude in getting to the Orient.  However, he did have beneficial information about the trade winds which greatly helped traveling the Atlantic Ocean, and his travels were the beginning of American colonization.

FREE ONLINE MATERIALS:

  1. First Voyage
  2. Second Voyage
  3. Third Voyage
  4. Fourth Voyage

CHILDREN’S BOOKS:

  • Christopher Columbus:  The Voyage That Changed the World (Sterling Biographies Series) by Emma Carlson Berne.  Good for ages 10-12.  Reveals the thoughts and emotions of Columbus.

  • Columbus Day by Vicki Liestman.  Good for ages 6-8.  Presents basic facts in a simple yet very informative way.
  • Junie B., First Grader:  Shipwrecked (Junie B. Jones Series #23) by Barbara Park & Denise Brunkus.  Good for ages 6-9.
  • What Columbus Found:  It Was Orange, It Was Round by Jane Kurtz

DVD:

  • Magnificent Voyage of Christopher Columbus (as seen on Public Television).  Educational and entertaining.

Pictured below is the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain at Union Station:

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