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When John and Caroline Lived at the White House

by Laurie Coulter

When the daughters of President Obama moved into the White House there was renewed interest in the activities of other children who have lived there throughout history. Collecting anecdotes of childhood experiences of Presidential offspring can provide an interesting perspective on the office as well as giving younger readers information to which they can easily relate. Bringing together photographs and drawings of White House children and matching them with their fathers can increase interest and enthusiasm for a Presidential timeline.

One excellent source of information about children in the White House is the lesson outline "First Kids" at

A complete listing of the children of all the Presidents can be found at