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Photo 1: Hoover's Birthplace.

[Graphic] Photo 1 with link to higher quality photo. (Herbert Hoover National Historic Site)

Drawing 1: Schematic Drawing of Hoover's Birthplace.
[Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality drawing. (Herbert Hoover National Historic Site)

1. One observer described Hoover's birthplace as "modest but pleasant." Do you agree with that description? Why or why not?

2. Describe how the Hoover family used the space in their cottage. (You may need to refer to Reading 1.)

3. Measure out a 14' by 20' space in the classroom or school yard. What do you think it would have been like for a family of five to live in a space this size? How might a family use such a space today?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain high quality versions of Photo 1 and Drawing 1, but be aware that each will take about 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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