White House: Learn about the White House(A webquest)

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Gail Hennessey
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Learn about the White House with 10 informative web questions, comprehension and discussion questions and several extension activities.

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Over the years, I have developed a number of webquests for Instructor Magazine. All my webquests contain lots of informational facts within the webquest so the students learn something as they are reading the questions. The webquests have extension activities and most of my webquests also have comprehension questions,too. Did you know that President Jimmy Carter was the first to install solar energy panels on the White House or that President Ronald Reagan had them removed? Did you know that President Benjamin Harrison and his family didn’t like to shut off the “new” electric lights(installed in 1891), afraid to touch the switches or that a specially large bathtub was installed in the White House?Learn more about the White House with this fun and informative webquest.

Other resources you may find of interest:

1. President Andrew Johnson had a pet white mouse. President William McKinley had a pet parrot who was trained to whistle, "Yankee Doodle". President James Garfield was the first president to be left- handed AND could write with both hands(and different languages at the same time-Greek and Latin). George H W Bush liked eating pork rinds as a snack. President George Washington was a spelunker, a person that likes searching in caves. John F. Kennedy said, “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Use this presidential webquest to learn more about our presidents! Presidents: A Webquest

2. Did you know that First Lady Hillary Clinton was the first First Lady to become a senator of New York? Did you know that Florence Harding was the first woman to be able to VOTE for her husband in a presidential election? Learn about the contributions of some of our first ladies with this fun and informative webquest. For grades 4 and up. First Ladies of the USA, A Webquest

3. Learn about Abe Lincoln with this informative web quest! President Lincoln started our national Thanksgiving holiday.And, you may not know that Abraham Lincoln didn't like the name Abe and that even his wife called him by the name Lincoln. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Includes extension activities for language arts. Abraham Lincoln, A Webquest

4. Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Abraham Lincoln. The fun/informative play uses the format of Abraham Lincoln being a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series.Abraham Lincoln, A Reader's Theater Script

I have also written several plays on First Ladies including: Dolly Madison, Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt,Lady Bird Johnson, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.Go to my store to see more....

If you like the webquests, I'd very much appreciate your support in checking out my other web quests including: Trekking Mt. Everest, Renaissance, Civil War,Women in History,Age of Discovery,Our Nation's Library(Library of Congress) Black History,History of Candy,Presidential Webquest,Ireland, Iceland, India, Polalr Bears, Elephants,Switzerland, Lewis and Clark, Pilgrims and the Mayflower,Wright Brothers/Airplane, Thanksgiving, Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Let's Explore the Middle East.

*Perhaps you might wish to click Follow My Store by the green star by my photograph. I send out monthly updates and offer specials from time to time.

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6 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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