Make Presidents Day lessons ring true for students

02/13/2013 |

Teachers of all grade levels can address Presidents Day in the classroom by asking students what they would do if they were president, Rutgers University psychology professor Maurice Elias writes in this blog post. Elias also suggests a lesson in which students study presidents who overcame hard times. Embedded in these lessons, he notes, are social and emotional lessons that students can carry with them today, such as the importance of sticking with school work and of persevering through setbacks.

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