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Core Knowledge Foundation

Presidents and American Symbols Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
Scholars look into the country's current president, past presidents, the White House, Washington D.C., and the Declaration of Independence. They identify the flag, the Statue of Liberty, as well as Mount Rushmore and the significance of...
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Website
Google

The White House

For Students K - 12th
Taking a guided tour through the White House would require extensive travel costs and an armed security escort—but a virtual tour only requires an Internet connection! A few clicks bring users through the historical corridors and rooms...
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BrainPOP

U.S. Symbols

For Students K - 3rd Standards
United States symbols are the subject of a video brought to you by BrainPop Jr. Hosts, Annie and Moby, begin with a definition of the word symbol, then go on to detail ten American symbols—the American flag, a Bald Eagle, the Liberty...
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Lesson Plan
National Woman's History Museum

Taking a Stand: Woman Suffrage and Protest at the White House K-8

For Teachers 1st - 8th
A class discussion opens a lesson on women suffragettes. Learners imagine they are preparing to protest for women's voting rights. Scholars create a colorful poster to hold up high when marching in front of the White House.
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iCivics

Win the White House

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What does it take to win the White House? A video game allows young political operatives to try their hand at winning 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by deciding on key issues, where and how to spend campaign dollars, and the role of polling...
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Our White House

The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids!

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Get the youngest American citizens involved in the presidential election and inauguration with a set of social studies activities. Focusing on the history of presidential inauguration ceremonies, learners draft their own poems, design...
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National Park Service

Help Lincoln Get to the White House

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Though Abraham Lincoln rose to prominence in the White House, he began his life in an Indiana log cabin. Young Lincoln historians discover notable facts about the sixteenth president of the United States in a timeline interactive that...
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Curated OER

Woodrow The White House Mouse

For Teachers K - 4th
Inauguration Day is January 20. Implement an entire week's worth of mini activities to help young historians become knowledgeable of the President's job, the executive branch, and the White House. The worksheets focus on research skills,...
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Curated OER

The White House

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Create a mini-White House in your classroom! After researching information about the Executive Branch and the duties of the president, learners construct an accurate three-dimensional replica of a portion of the United States White House.
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson 2: What Has Happened in the White House?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Working in small groups, or individually, learners are given images of events that took place at the White House. They study the image and research that time in history to better understand how the White House has been affected by...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Lesson 3: What Happens in the White House? A Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Working in groups or individually, learners study images of important events that occurred at, or directly affected, the White House, and share their findings of a specific event. They then post the image of their event on a timeline of...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

What Happens in the White House?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young historians complete a unit of lessons on the functions of the White House. They conduct Internet research, develop a list of activities that take place at the White House, and create a chronological timeline of events at the White...
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Curated OER

A President's Home and the President's House

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the differences between the White House and Monticello. In small groups, they complete a virtual tour, complete a graphic organizer, take notes during the tour, and identify activities taking place at the White House.
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Curated OER

How and Why Has the White House Changed?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners examine changes the White House has undergone in the past two centuries. They view and discuss online images and designs, compare diagrams, read information from various websites, and answer discussion questions.
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Curated OER

How Was the White House Designed?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how the initial design of the White House was chosen. They analyze various designs, explore websites, list the characteristics of each design and compare them, and answer discussion questions.
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Curated OER

White House Havoc

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The president of the United States must be able to keep a cool head in moments of crisis to lead his or nation out of the darkness. A history instructional activity encourages learners to study the ways various presidents have handled...
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Center for Civic Education

Matching Game with the US Constitution

For Teachers K - 3rd
In September we celebrate Constitution Day. Begin the celebration with a grand conversation about the US Constitution. Follow up the in-depth discussion with a learning game in which scholars match terms to images such as the...
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Curated OER

The Internet

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the White House and the First Family by doing Internet research.
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Curated OER

Let's Tour the White House

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars find pictures of the White House, then place them in individual classrooms..
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Curated OER

First Grade Visits...Washington DC

For Teachers 1st
Take your first graders on a virtual trip to around Washington, DC. This presentation provides illustrated slides featuring a map showing the location of Washington, DC, the White House, and some of the more famous memorials and...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

White House Easter Celebration

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this White House Easter Celebration worksheet, students find items in a picture of the White House Easter Celebration. Students find 10 items.
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Curated OER

The White House

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders visit the White House to make connections dealing with the Presidency: Past, Present, and future.
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Curated OER

Picturing First Families

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete a variety of activities as they study Washington, D.C., the Presidency, and George Washington. They take a virtual trip to Washington, D.C., and visit the National Portrait Gallery, the White House, and the Library of...
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Curated OER

From the White House of Yesterday to the White House of Today

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the history of and the current state of the White House. They take a virtual tour of the White House and Monticello, explore various websites, and compare/contrast Monticello with the White House.