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FDR's Fireside Chats: The Power of Words
Young scholars examine Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats. In this presidential history lesson plan, students listen to the radio broadcasts of select FDR Fireside Chats. Young scholars analyze the effectiveness of his messages to the public as well as letters written to FDR and political cartoons pertaining to the chats.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Students view a film about Franklin D. Roosevelt and his fireside chats. THey identify political inferences in his speeches and how the media played an important role in the war. They answer questions to complete the activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Sort It Out--New Deal Programs
Students explore The New Deal. In this cross curriculum fine arts and U.S. history lesson, students work in groups to sort and discuss photographs and artwork from the 20th century representing Franklin D. Roosevelt and The New Deal. Students view a PowerPoint presentation and read related textbook material, then make revisions to their picture sorting based on what they have learned.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 133 Downloads
New Deal SAC Lesson
Students explore the New Deal. In this U.S. history lesson, students read and analyze several documents related to the New Deal. Students form two teams and decide whether the New Deal was a success or a failure based on the documents read.
5th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 4 Downloads
President FDR and the New Deal
Students explore the New Deal and President FDR. In this Great Depression lesson, students listen to an FDR Broadcast (Fireside Chat) and read sections in their textbooks. Then, in small groups students design and create a broadcast to share with the class.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 30 Downloads
The Embodied Presidency
Tenth graders analyze Roosevelt's Fireside Chats. In this Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency, 10th graders determine how well FDR's government programs aided victims of the Great Depression. Students examine selected Fireside Chats and political cartoons related to the programs.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
FDR and the Lend-Lease Act
Students analyze primary source documents and photographs to analyze the implications of the Lend-Lease Program. In this research lesson plan, students read and discuss letters and speeches related to the Lend-Lease Act, evaluate FDR's presentation of the Act, and write explanations of the impact of the Act based on photo analysis.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Can History Be Rewritten?
Can history be rewritten? Or, more precisely, is history documented accurately? High school juniors and seniors compare primary source material with secondary sources. For example, they compare President Roosevelt's December 29, 1940 fireside chat with a summary of the speech.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Social Studies: Roosevelt and the Fireside Chat
Students research Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" and present their own "Fireside Chats" to the class. Once they review the freedoms listed in the speech, they discuss what they meant then and explain their current relevance. Finally, students choose a freedom they consider important and explain its importance in a short speech.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
FDR: Fireside Chats, the New Deal, and Eleanor
High schoolers examine the role of the Roosevelts in Washington. For this U.S. history lesson, students explore the Fireside Chats, Social Security Act, Civilian Conservation Corps, Land-Lease Act, and the involvement of Eleanor Roosevelt in social reform.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Purposes and Foundations of the Recovery Program
High schoolers discuss how they get information on important events or activities that occur in the national government today. They evaluate the New Deal, utilizing document analysis worksheets imbedded in this plan.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Freedom by the Fireside: The Legacy of FDR's "Four Freedoms" Speech
Students read and analyze Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union Address. They listen to recordings of speeches by F.D.R., answer discussion questions, and participate in a debate.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 32 Downloads
The Great Depression: A World Struggle
Students analyze photographs, speeches, art and other primary sources from the Great Depression. In this American History instructional activity, students engage in several activities to understand how the American public was affected by the Great Depression.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 35 Downloads
WWII - US to Arm Allies
Before joining World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the military policy to lend-lease, meaning that the US would distribute artillery without requiring immediate payment. What are the benefits to changing this policy? What are the problems?
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review A President's Vision: Franklin D. Roosevelt
This poster goes well beyond any traditional worksheet in allowing learners to analyze a variety of primary source documents related to the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed