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Enter the stately theater and see realistic audio-animatronic replicas of every President of the United States—together for the very first time.
The Hall of Presidents built upon the legacy of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln—expanding it to all Presidents—when it opened in 1971. The show is 25 minutes in length and includes an original film and speeches by several of our Presidents.
In the atrium/pre-show area, be sure to spend some time looking at the Presidential portraits and memorabilia. You’ll see such things as George Washington’s dental instruments and Abraham Lincoln’s leather portfolio.
The film inside highlights a number of defining moments by our country’s Presidents. From the forming of our Constitution, the American Revolution and Civil War to words from John F. Kennedy. You’ll even watch Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg address.
Then, witness a very special display as the curtain rises to reveal each and every United States President, together for the very first time—followed by speeches delivered by Presidents George Washington and the current President.
All of the clothing on the figures is an authentic reproduction of their respective eras, including the braces on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s legs.
You can read more about the attraction at the Walt Disney World site.
The Hall of Presidents in your Homeschool
If your regular curriculum includes U.S. history, take some extra time to focus on (or add) studies of Presidents you encounter. If you’re looking for a great curriculum for middle school students, America the Beautiful is top notch!
Some other books you might enjoy are:
Online Resources for Studying U.S. Presidents
Find information about all U.S. Presidents here. Each President has a page with lots of links to biographical information, portraits, lessons, and much more. Tons of information here!
Lapbooks are a fun and creative way to study topics! Get this free Presidents lapbook or notebooking pages. And while this lapbook study on the U.S. Election process is not free, it may still be a solid resource to add to your studies.
Abraham Lincoln copywork notebook package – Includes copywork, vocabulary, thinking questions and more all about the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.
Meet the Presidents notebooking pages – With these notebooking pages, your 2nd-6th grade students will be able to create a beautiful binder to share their research notes as they study the Presidents of the United States.
Fun facts about U.S. Presidents – For example, did you know that Calvin Coolidge had a pet pygmy hippopotamus named Billy?
Here’s a timeline guide to U.S. Presidents with facts at a glance.
Download and print coloring pages of the Presidents from the White House for Kids page.
Presidential election games and trivia lapbook – Includes study guide
History.com also has resources for many of our Presidents to check out.