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Choose one of the exercises below.

1. Find an interesting fact or artifact that is associated with one of our previous presidents . Create a visual presentation and describe your discovery.

Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir on Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, California

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir
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2. Find an interesting fact or artifact that is associated with one of the first ladies. Create a visual presentation and describe your discovery.

Mrs. George Bush, head-and-shoulders portrait facing right

By Popular Demand: Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies, 1789-Present

You will be amazed by the amount of material presidents and their wives pass on to future generations. Explore the nooks and crannies of presidential libraries, the nation's attics such as the National Archives, Smithsonian, and Library of Congress and see what you can find.

To capture a picture from the Web, simply hold down the mouse button, right mouse button (Windows) and select save this image as. Then, click on save. You may want to create a folder on the computer that will store all of the materials you collect.


Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding her pet raccoon
Courtesy of The Library of Congress

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