White House for Kids

White House for Kids

A History of A Home, Office, and National Symbol, With 21 Activities

eBook - 2014
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to live and work in the most important house in the country, or what it's like to grow up there? Now, with'The White House for Kids'as your guide, you can explore the Executive Mansion for yourself. This intriguing, in-depth history of the White House explains its role as a home, an office, and a powerful symbol of the United States and tells both famous and little-known stories about some of the surprising--and sometimes surprisingly ordinary--things that go on there. Learn which president hosted T-ball games on the White House lawn; which mischievous first son was scolded for shooting spitballs at a portrait of President Andrew Jackson; which first daughter held her high school prom in the famous mansion; which first lady hung her laundry to dry in the East Room; where first families go to work, entertain, relax, and have fun; how the White House staff feels to see beloved presidential families come and go; and much more. Crosscurricular activities allow readers to walk in the footsteps of presidents and those around them.--Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9781613744642
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (144 pages)

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