Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Book Review Tuesday: The White House for Kids by Katherine L. House


The White House for Kids by Katherine L. House

I've got several of these books and this one does not disappoint.  

It starts with a timeline of some of the most important events in the history of the White House like when running water was added and when current East Wing office building was added.  

Chapter one highlights the building of the White House starting with George Washington's help in designing it. It takes us through its destruction during the War of 1812, the building of the Oval Office and the present day layout with pictures.

Chapter two focuses on the children that grew up in the White House. There are some cute stories about the mischief that the children got into.

Chapter three focuses on the "toughest job in the world", that of President.

Chapter four talks about working in the White House including the First Ladies and the busy butlers.

Entertaining at the White House, chapter five, has many entertaining stories.

Traditional holiday celebrations are discussed in chapter six.

You will learn more about the home life of the President and his family in chapter seven.

As with all of the books in the series, it includes many activities (21 to be exact) that you can use with students. There is also a list of resources in the back of the book with include websites, museums and books.

This is a definite "must have" book for anyone that teaches about the Presidents.

You can get this book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and eBay.


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