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Every Day
Is Presidents' Day
At the White House

 

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Subjects
  • Arts & Humanities
    Language Arts, Visual Arts
  • Social Studies
    Civics

Grades

K-3

Brief Description

Students explore the history of the White House and the role of the president through true stories and activities for the imagination!

Objectives

Students

  • recognize the role of the president in shaping American history.
  • understand that the White House is the office of the president and a place where people make important decisions that affect the path our nation has taken or will take.
  • explore how an individual can make a difference in a democratic society.

Keywords

election, history, Oval Office, president, White House

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • paper, pencils, and drawing tools
  • Internet access

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students read about the history of the White House, Oval Office, and presidency and perform fun activities. These activities include creating a new law and designing an original "Oval Office."

See the complete lesson at Every Day is Presidents' Day at the White House.

Assessment

Students take the Make Up Your Mind quiz [scroll down to Activity 3]. They correctly answer at least seven of the eight questions.

Lesson Plan Source

The White House Historical Association

Submitted By

Cara Bafile

National Standards

FINE ARTS: Visual Arts

 

  • GRADES K - 4
    NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
    NA-VA.K-4.4 Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History And Cultures
    NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

LANGUAGE ARTS: English

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES: Civics

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES: U.S. History

 

  • GRADES K - 4
    NSS-USH.K-4.3 The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage

See more lessons at Presidents' Day Activities!

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Last updated 2/13/2012

 

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