Recently in second grade, we’ve studied the White House. This was quite exciting, since my students love History and learning about their country. In this unit, we were able to engage in a few fun and hands-on learning activities. Here are some of the things we did that you could do in your classroom. They should work well with grades 2-5:
Interactive Tech Lesson Ideas: The White House
1. Have students visit the following site: http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_shows/whitehouse_timemachine/index.htm and create their own White House timeline afterwards which includes 10 most important dates.
2. Have students design their own map of the White House on a large blank poster paper. Students should utilize this site for help: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house/interactive-tour
3. Take a virtual tour of the White House by visiting Google Maps and typing in “White House” as your destination. Upon taking the tour, students should write a list of the rooms they encounter and what the apparent purpose of the room may be.