History of Presidents’ Day: Engaging Presentation & Trivia Game


Explore the fascinating history of Presidents’ Day with this engaging presentation and trivia game, perfect for middle school teachers, captivating students with origins, customs, and festivities – suitable for any class setting.

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Elevate your middle school history class with an enthralling and delightful exploration of the significance and History of Presidents’ Day in the United States. Immerse your students in the captivating tales of great American presidents, such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, while unveiling the lesser-known, yet equally fascinating, historical details surrounding this exceptional holiday.

Effortlessly engage your students as you connect the dots to broader themes within your history curriculum, or transcend subject boundaries with an unforgettable lesson that sparks joy and learning in any classroom. No matter the time of year, this resourceful lesson will enrapture young minds with ease.

Experience unparalleled simplicity in execution, as each meticulously crafted slide serves as a foundation for stimulating discussion and deeper understanding. Transform any class into a cultural odyssey, presenting students with the intricate array of festivities that enrich our nation’s uniqueness and cultural variety.

Seize the opportunity to rekindle your students’ thirst for knowledge and foster a lifelong love of learning with this exceptional Presidents’ Day lesson.


Presidents' Day presentation teaches students about the history of the popular festival
Slides that teach the history of Presidents’ Day


But the fun doesn’t stop there! We’ve also included an exciting and interactive trivia game which asks students questions about different American presidents. Students love it so much they will go away laughing! Correct answers allow students to move forward, while incorrect answers send them back to try again. This game can be played as a full class, or you can share the Google Slides version of the activity with students and let them play in groups or individually.

History of Presidents' Day trivia tests students' knowledge about American presidents
Engaging trivia questions that tests students’ knowledge



And the best part? Our presentation is not just for history class! Whether you’re a social studies teacher, English teacher, art teacher, or drama teacher, you can easily incorporate the presentation and trivia game into your curriculum. Our versatile teaching resource is ideal for students in grades 7-9 and can be adapted for younger or older students.

If you’re looking for an entertaining and informative way to teach your students about the history of Presidents’ Day, our comprehensive teaching resource is just what you need. Order now and discover the rich cultural heritage behind this beloved holiday with your students!


  1. PowerPoint file (includes presentation and trivia)
  2. Link to Google Slides version


Our comprehensive teaching resource comes in two versions: PowerPoint and Google Slides. When using either version, it’s important to view the resource in “Slide Show” view to fully immerse your students in the presentation and for the trivia to work properly.

To get started, begin by teaching your students about the fascinating history of Presidents’ Day using the first part of our presentation. Engage your students by asking them questions and expanding on each slide, encouraging them to participate and ask questions of their own. This interactive approach is sure to keep your students fully engaged and immersed in the rich cultural history of the holiday.

Once you’ve completed the history lesson, it’s time for the exciting and interactive trivia game! This fun game is designed to reinforce the lessons learned from the first part of the presentation, and can be played individually or in teams. You can even keep score on a classroom board, adding a fun competitive element to the learning experience.



Visit the Lessons in Humanities blog and learn about ways your students can memorize all the American presidents by reading “Mastering the American Presidents”

Mastering the American Presidents: tricks and tips on how to remember all the presidents in American history


For more information on the American presidents plus a library of primary sources including historical pictures, visit the Library of Congress.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@lessonsinhumanities.com

Additional information

Grade Level

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Resource Types

PowerPoints, Google Slides


History of Everything, Festivals


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