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

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

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The White House for kids : a history of a home, office, and national symbol : with 21 activities
Title
The White House for kids
Title remainder
a history of a home, office, and national symbol : with 21 activities
Statement of responsibility
Katherine L. House
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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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House, Katherine L.
Dewey number
975.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
F204.W5
LC item number
H68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
For kids series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The White House for kids : a history of a home, office, and national symbol : with 21 activities, Katherine L. House
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn840465086
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 139 pages
Isbn
9781613744611
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013038108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
Label
The White House for kids : a history of a home, office, and national symbol : with 21 activities, Katherine L. House
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn840465086
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 139 pages
Isbn
9781613744611
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013038108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, plans

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