Here we provide helpful tips to mine the rich resources available in both the Our White House book and website, as well as “kits” bursting with stories, activities, games, quizzes, and discussion questions designed for use in the classroom and at home. Click a category or scroll down to discover all of the materials available for direct use with the Our White House book and beyond.
Using Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out and OurWhiteHouse.org in the Classroom
Tips for using the Our White House book and website to ignite young people’s interest in our nation’s past, as well as provoke them to thoughtfully consider our nation’s future
Education Resource Guides for Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out
Activities and discussion questions regarding the content of each chapter within Our White House is available in each of these easy-to-print education resource guides:
- Part I. From the Foundation Up
- Part II. Struggling to Stand
- Part III. Annexation and Division
- Part IV. One Lamp Lights Another
- Part V. With Courage and Determination
- Part VI. The People’s House
- Part VII. The Great House Endures
From the Foundation Up: The Illustration by Bagram Ibatoulline
Art Appreciation: Observations and information that may enhance a young person’s understanding and appreciation of the remarkable illustration of George Washington featured in the beginning of Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out.
Beyond the Book Resources
I Pledge Allegiance: Classroom Kit On Becoming an American Citizen
A comprehensive kit on the steps one must take to become an American citizen, including classroom activities, tests, and more.
Activities to Celebrate Presidents Month
Check out our list of fun activities to use at home or in the classroom to engage young people in presidential history.
Race to the Ballot: The Our White House Presidential Campaign and Election Kit for Kids!
Get young people excited and engaged in the presidential election using this all-in-one resource containing exclusive articles, activities, and discussion questions you can use at home, in the classroom, at camp, and even on the go.
The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids!
Trigger your student’s interest in the presidency by digging into this all-in-one resource about presidential inaugurations past and present, containing exclusive articles, activities, games, and discussion questions you can use at home, in the classroom, and at community meetings.