March 1 - Deadline for Participating in White House Book Giveaway

Last Updated: January 16, 2013

The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA) invites you to send in your very best activity idea for using Presidents Month to get kids excited about American History and be entered into a drawing to win one copy of the award-winning anthology, Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out for every student in your class or group --up to 40 copies.

To be entered to win, simply share a creative activity idea for engaging kids during Presidents Month. Your idea could be a field trip, a presidential rap, a writing exercise, a skit--any activity that gets kids excited about American History. Your idea should be applied to one of the the following categories: Social Studies, Language Arts, Visual Arts and Music, and Science. Send your one- to three-paragraph summary or a lesson plan that describes your idea to the NCBLA by email to or by Facebook message ( before 11:00 PM EST Friday, March 1, 2013. Be sure to include a recommended age or grade level for your activity, as well as complete contact information.Three winners will be chosen at random from all entries received.

For more contest information and rules, go to: Our White House Book Giveaway

The interdisciplinary anthology, Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out was created by over 100 of America’s most gifted storytellers and artists as a project of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. An incomparable collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and a stunning array of original art, Our White House offers a multifaceted look at America’s history through the prism of the White House. You can learn more on the companion website Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out

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