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The White House for kids : a history of a home, office, and national symbol : with 21 activities

Author: Katherine L House
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014]
Series: --for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An intriguing, in-depth look at the most famous home in the United States, this kid-friendly activity book educates young readers on the White House. Blending facts from numerous primary sources with engaging anecdotes--from learning that George Washington never actually slept in the White House and Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom to how Gerald Ford's daughter Susan held her high school prom in
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Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine L House
ISBN: 9781613744611 1613744617
OCLC Number: 840465086
Description: xiv, 139 pages : illustrations, plans ; 22 x 28 cm.
Contents: Biography of a building --
Why is the president's house white? --
Build a model White House --
Design a 21st-century presidential complex --
Growing up in the White House --
Bake Chelsea Clinton's chocolate chip cookies --
Create a garden stepping-stone --
Make stilts --
The toughest job in the world --
Sign your name the way the president does --
"Dear Mr. President...": --
Write to the president of the United States --
Plant a tree --
Working in the White House : from first ladies to busy butlers --
Plant a tabletop herb garden --
Design an authentic-looking paper flower --
Practice the art of photography --
Entertaining at the White House : from T-ball games to state dinners --
Design your own china --
Play "Hail to the chief" --
Make White House fruit punch --
Celebrating the holidays --
Collect items for charity --
Make a folk art decoration --
Hold an egg race --
Home life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue --
Play Hooverball --
Build a putting green and golf club --
Record your day from a pet's perspective --
List of presidents.
Series Title: --for kids (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Katherine L. House.

Abstract:

"An intriguing, in-depth look at the most famous home in the United States, this kid-friendly activity book educates young readers on the White House. Blending facts from numerous primary sources with engaging anecdotes--from learning that George Washington never actually slept in the White House and Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom to how Gerald Ford's daughter Susan held her high school prom in the White House--this book provides the complete story of the presidents' home. Details on the many changes, updates, renovations, and redecorations that have occurred over the years are featured as well as a look at the daily lives of the White House's inhabitants, including past presidents and their families along with the enormous staff that makes the White House run smoothly. This rich history is packed with an assortment of cross-curricular activities that allow readers to walk in the footsteps of presidents--they can play key passages of "Hail to the Chief," practice signing a bill into law, make a White House punch, and re-create an aerobic game designed for President Hoover--making it a perfect book for any young mind with an interest in the White House or American history"--

"THE WHITE HOUSE FOR KIDS provides an intriguing, in-depth history of the White House and its role as a home, an office, and a powerful symbol of the United States, making it a unique resource for kids visiting Washington, DC, with their family or class and those studying American history, presidential history, and American government. Through numerous primary sources and kid-friendly anecdotes, this book details the history of the building, including the many renovations and redecorations made over the years, and illuminates the daily lives of the White House's inhabitants, including presidents and their families as well as the enormous staff that makes the White House run smoothly. Kids will learn that George Washington never slept in the White House and Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom; why the first family had to move out of the White House for three years during Harry Truman's presidency; which president's daughter held her high school prom in the White House; the evolving layout of floors and rooms; and much more. Crosscurricular activities allow readers to walk in the footsteps of presidents and those around them. Readers can play key passages of "Hail to the Chief" and practice signing a bill the way presidents do, as well as make White House Punch and re-create an aerobic game designed for President Hoover"--

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