Reading Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 30 minutes
Date Posted: 3/15/2010

Explore environmentalism, the role of the first lady, and biography by reading Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers together! Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers is a work of children's literature that tells the story of First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and her work to protect the environment and bring beauty to every community. The activity guide includes discussion questions and strategies for exploring the role that setting plays in the story of Lady Bird Johnson. 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.


National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Standards For English Language Arts (Grades K-12)