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Mr Jimenez

[READING] The White House fun facts

Grades: 7th Grade, 9th Grade, 8th Grade
Subjects: Social Studies, Multilingual Learners, English Language Arts

Student Instructions

Watch the video and answer the following questions: The first time they watch it they answer the following Yes or No type of questions (skimming): Is the White House in the United States? (Y) Did George Washington ever live in it? (N) Is the White House a large building? (Y) Are there any elevators inside the White House? (Y) Is the video up to date? (N) Can anyone visit the White House? (Y) The second time they watch it they answer the following open ended questions (scanning): Where was the White House’s architect from? (Ireland) Who was the first President to live in it? (John Adams) How many bathrooms are there? (35) And windows? (147) When did the White House get its name? (1901) How many gallons of paint are needed to paint the outside of the White House? (570) How long in advance do you need to book your tour to the White House? (6 months)

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