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America's presidents have represented many states, held different occupations and faced difficult challenges. However, each president answered the same call--the call to serve the American people. As you learn about the presidents, think about ways you can serve your neighbor, community or country today.

What does volunteer service mean to the members of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation? Watch the videos to find out!

"Sam" in Lord of the Rings

Outfielder, Arizona Diamondbacks

Former NFL football player

First Lady, State of Ohio

National Women's Hall of Fame President

Director of Schools, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools



Read these presidential biographies put together by fifth-graders at Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia.

Presidential Biographies
Quotes about Service

Read what these fifth-graders have to say about service.

Coloring Pages & Games

Download and print these pages to learn about the nation's presidents.

Presidents Coloring Pages
Activity Sheet

Online Games
Presidential Occupations Quiz
Matching Game
Today and Yesterday Quiz


Resources for Teachers
Civics and History Links

We the People-NEH
Our Documents
Milestone Documents
Archives Digital Classroom
Library of Congress

Service Links
Students in Service to America
USA Freedom Corps
Background and Sources

President's Day - United in Service (Text Only)