RESOURCE:

What was on Lady Bird’s plate?

Grade Range: 2-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Reference Materials, Primary Source
Duration: 15 Minutes
Date Posted: 3/15/2010

Take a close look at some special dishes that Lady Bird Johnson had created for the White House. Use the discussion and observation questions to think about the dishes and the dishes you have in your own home, and find out how these dishes connected to Lady Bird Johnson's work to protect the environment and bring beauty to every community. This activity is a part of the OurStory module called First Lady for the Environment.

OurStory is a series of modules designed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, OurStory resources allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom.