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Y’all Drop By

If you teach in the United States, find out if any Presidents have come from your state. Consider a field trip to birthplaces, homes, or other important presidential sites near your school. On Inauguration Day in January, you can celebrate the anniversary of the President born nearest to your school. You could also find out and mark his birthday.

Should you ever come visit the White House itself, be sure to leave an hour or so to stop by the National Geographic Society and visit, since you’ll only be a few short blocks away!

Don’t Forget to Write

Whether or not you and your students live in the United States, what the U.S. President does or does not do can affect your class. Students might wonder what it’s really like to live and work in the White House. You could set up a government bulletin board in your classroom with news about presidential travels, speeches, and stands on issues. Students who find interesting articles in magazines and newspapers could bring them in; they could also print and post presidential items from the Internet.

Once your students have begun thinking about the President, they could take a stand of their own by writing and sending e-mail straight to the White House. They might offer their views on a political issue or ask questions: Do you ever go out for a midnight snack? What is Socks’s favorite toy? If your students prefer, they might write the Vice President or the First Lady.

E-mail

president@whitehouse.gov
vice.president@whitehouse.gov
first.lady@whitehouse.gov

Regular Mail

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500
United States

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