Lesson 2: What Has Happened in the White House?

Introduce the following scenario. Tell students to imagine that a previously unknown cache of images, documents, and photographs has just been discovered during some minor repairs of the White House. Because the documents were carefully wrapped and stored in the White House, we suspect that each image is related to an important or interesting event in American history that affected the White House in some way.

Guiding Questions

How has the White House been touched by the great events of our nation's history?

Learning Objectives

Create a chronology of important events that have occurred at or directly affected the White House.