Monday, November 10, 2008

Growing Up in the White House

Over the weekend I saw a few segments on the news shows about children growing up in the White House. One segment I watched was on CBS and the other was on NBC's morning show. You can view the slide shows from CBS here. The video of the segment from NBC is embedded below. (I apologize for the pre-roll ad).



Applications for Education
The video above could be a good way to introduce a creative writing assignment about the White House. If you have students of the same age as the Obama's children you can ask your students to write about what they would feel if their father or mother was elected to the Presidency of the United States. You may also want to have your students view some virtual tours of the White House and ask your students which rooms they would like to live and play in if they lived in the White House.