Presidents Day Resource Toolkit

Presidents’ Day is an official, national holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday of February inmost of the United States. The holiday originated in the 1880s to honor George Washington, the country’s first president. Although originally celebrated on February 22 — George Washington’s Birthday, in 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday bill, which moved …

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Americana: The Southwest

This toolkit is from the Americana series of toolkits and features the Southwest. The southwestern United States is a place of amazing geographic and cultural diversity. Geographer and essayist D.W. Meinig said, “The Southwest is a distinct place in the American mind but somewhat blurred on American maps.” Exact geographic borders of what is referred …

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