Lesson Plans Obama, Michelle
Wind, Sun, Thermal, Water: Energy All Around Us
Both President and Mrs. Obama join many in the United States who are interested in promoting energy efficiency. But what is energy? How many different kinds are there? Where does energy come from? How can we help to conserve it? The answers to these questions and more are there to be found in this lesson.
Skill: Elementary School Category: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech
Great American Cities: Exploring Chicago
Michelle Obama and her mother were born in Chicago, and that is the city in which she met and married Barrak Obama, and where her two children, Melia and Sasha, were born, and where the Obamas lived and worked until they moved to the White House. Chicago is the fourth largest city in the United States (some still argue it’s the second largest!), and is full of history and fun things to do. It is surely one of America’s great cities.
Skill: Middle School Category: Law, Politics and Govt
Thanksgiving Since the Beginning – An American Celebration
We all know that Thanksgiving was first celebrated in the American colonies in 1621, but did you know that in a Pilgrim household, the adults ate first, served by their children and servants? Did you know that now, nearly 400 years later, although the holiday is celebrated as a harvest festival in many parts of the world, our version of Thanksgiving has become a uniquely American celebration. The tradition at the Obama household is to gather their extended family – mostly Michelle’s relatives, notes the President – for a dinner in which everyone brings something. In 2008, Thanksgiving was just after the election that put the Obamas in the White House, but they weren’t there yet. They had Thanksgiving in Chicago – “My contribution is the house!” said the First Lady.
Skill: Middle School Category: Economics, Discovery and Daily Life
Johnson, Lady Bird
Van Buren, Hannah
Law, Politics and Govt
Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech
Education, Arts, Letters and Ideas
First Ladies' Lives
Economics, Discovery and Daily Life
Sports and Popular Culture
Religion, Social Issues and Reform
NFLL Online Catalog
Audio Visual Collection
First Ladies & Ancestral Identity
First Lady News Articles
You Asked, We Answered
Planning Your Visit
copyright © The National First Ladies' Library, 330-452-0876
Museum/Saxton McKinley House 331 S. Market Ave. Canton, Ohio 44702
Education and Research Center 205 S. Market Ave. Canton, Ohio 44702
This website and its contents contain intellectual property copyright materials and works belonging to the National First Ladies’ Library and Historic Site and to other third parties. Please do not plagiarize. If you use a direct quote from our website please cite your reference and provide a link back to the source.
Events & Exhibits
Plan Your Visit