Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945 Teacher Resources

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Students examine the situations that led to the development of individual New Deal programs as well as the success and/or failure of individual programs. They read Franklin Roosevelt's Democratic Convention Acceptance Speech and Radio Address which announced the New Deal to the American public.
Students consider the historic implications of Barack Obama's election. In this election of 2008 lesson, students research Obama's accomplishments and determine how his election signifies the success of the American Civil Rights Movement. Students also consider the role that race may have played in the election and write essays about their findings.
Students consider the classification of people. In this race studies lesson, students examine the concept of race as it relates to U.S. history and trends. Students research racial discrimination and prejudice in order to support their position. Several video clips and U.S. Census information are linked to this lesson.
In this Hawaii state history worksheet, 4th graders read three pages of state history then complete 10 true and false questions.
Students explore life as a pioneer in the late 1890's. In this appreciation of history lesson plan, students read excerpts from My Antonia. Students create presentations about life and culture in Nebraska.  Students write an original short story to demonstrate their knowledge of pioneer life.
Students analyze foreign policy. For this Fourteen Points lesson, students examine Wilson's Fourteen Points, explore Allied reaction to the Points, and compare Wilson's foreign policy to the Versailles Treaty. 
Fifth graders create a timeline of events in a soldiers life.  In this World War I lesson, 5th graders learn about the Great Depression and World War I.  Students watch video segments about World War I and examine primary sources from the same time period.  Students work in groups to create a timeline of events.
Learners examine historical perspectives. For this Wagner-Rogers Bill lesson, students conduct research on the bill and its impact on immigration and the Holocaust. Learners participate in a mock Congressional debate of the bill.
Students debate Affirmative Action. In this Civil Rights lesson students examine the development of affirmative action. Students discuss whether affirmative action is advancing equality and civil rights or not.
Learners determine whether they would have dropped the atomic bomb. In this Truman presidency lesson, students research images and documents about the use of the bomb in Japan. Learners act as advisors to the president with written reports they prepare from their findings.
Pupils explore the role of the First Lady. In this Eleanor Roosevelt lesson, students analyze letters written to Roosevelt in order to determine her influence in the nation. Pupils discuss their findings.
Students study the United States Presidents through a variety of activities, games, and puzzles. In this United States President lesson plan, students are introduced to the Presidents and the role the president has played throughout American history. This lesson plan contains eight different activities and four games or puzzles. Portraits of each President is included.
In this Eleanor Roosevelt worksheet, students read a passage about Eleanor Roosevelt, answer short answer questions, and respond with writing. Students complete 5 questions and 10 writers responses.
Students engage in a lesson plan that is concerned with the historical items found in the White House. They view an online tour of all the rooms and identify important items. Then students answer teacher generated questions about the items and their location.
Students examine presidential powers. In this checks and balances lesson, students identify the constitutional and informal restraints of the president and consider the reasons for the limitations.
Young scholars analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
Twelfth graders analyze six amendments to the Constitution. In this lesson, 12th graders develop and understanding of the constitutional amendments and things that might affect its impact. Students analyze different types of historical themes and determine how specific events influence amendments.
Students examine how President Franklin Roosevelt kept his disability out the public eye. For this presidential history lesson, students analyze political cartoons and information from the Roosevelt Library to determine whether or not Roosevelt was successful at keeping his polio condition under wraps.
Students analyze primary sources to determine the effects of the Great Depression on American society. They evaluate how government expanded during this time period because of New Deal legislation.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. For this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.

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