ERIC Number: ED434862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
Herbert Hoover: Iowa Farm Boy and World Humanitarian. Teaching with Historic Places.
The life and experiences of Herbert Hoover are examined in this lesson from the period when he was growing up in Iowa to when he was the administrator of aid to starving and suffering children in Europe during World War I. The lesson about Hoover as a Quaker schoolboy and as administrator of the Belgian Relief Commission is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration files, "Herbert Hoover National Historic Site" and "West Branch Commercial Historic District," and materials from Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. This lesson may be used in connection with studies of World War I, as an introduction to Herbert Hoover's presidency and the Great Depression, or in a unit devoted to citizenship. The lesson is divided into the following teaching activities sections: (1) "Locating the Site: Maps"; (2) "Determining the Facts: Readings"; (3) "Visual Evidence: Images"; and (4) "Putting It All Together: Activities." (BT)
Descriptors: Historic Sites, History Instruction, Humanitarianism, Intermediate Grades, Presidents of the United States, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, World War I
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Register of Historic Places, Washington, DC. Interagency Resources Div.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa