The Little White House provides a workshop in democracy in that
American Presidents have used the site. Three as a vacation retreat, two
as a working White House location where the business of government was
conducted and one as a summit site. The tour is fully narrated by professional trained
docents. It is age appropriate for grades 4 to adult. As the State of Florida's only
presidential museum, admission for student groups is extremely reasonable. Reservations
The Truman Presidential Library, www.TrumanLibrary.org
of Independence, Missouri is the official National Archives presidential library
and we encourage you to visit their site for lesson plans on President Harry S.
Pre-field trip or post field trip readings might include topics discussed during
the Little White House tour. The tours are structured to the grade level. The tour
topics include use of the atomic bomb, de-segration of the federal workforce and
the branches of the armed services, recognition of Israel, The Berlin Airlift,
the Truman Doctrine that changed US foreign policy, the creation of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO); creation of Everglades National Park, the Korean War.
Projects that might be considered:
Reports can be given using primary source material available from the
trumanlibrary.org website thus encouraging research skills and the use
of the internet.
Posters and collages can made using photos downloaded from this website or at
Curriculum guides are under development.