What would it be like to manage the White House Collection? As students are exposed to impressive paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the White House collection, they will play professional roles such as artist, curator, and historian. Students will gain insight into the role of art in portraying significant events in U.S. history. To conclude the program, students will produce an exhibition of their own.
This pre-visit lesson plan and accompanying image sets were designed to prepare students for our Executive Detectives II: 3-6 in-school program, a free outreach program available to teachers in the DC Metro Area.
If you are an educator outside of the DC Metro Area, this lesson includes several engaging activities perfect for classroom use. Instructions for each image set and reproducible can be found within the lesson plan.
Pre-Visit Lesson Plan and Background Information ›
Image Sets ›
Program Related Online Resources ›
For more information the White House art collection and architecture:
White House History Online Resources ›