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FDR's Fireside Chats: The Power of Words
Students examine Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats. In this presidential history lesson, students listen to the radio broadcasts of select FDR Fireside Chats. Students 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
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 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sort It Out--New Deal Programs
Learners 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. Learners 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
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: Fireside Chats, the New Deal, and Eleanor
Students examine the role of the Roosevelts in Washington. In this U.S. history instructional activity, 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
New Deal SAC Lesson
Young scholars explore the New Deal. In this U.S. history lesson, students read and analyze several documents related to the New Deal. Young scholars 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 5 Views 31 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 10 Views 33 Downloads
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 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
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 lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 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 2 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 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Does Art Imitate Life?
Write what you know, sound advice for any writer and something many famous authors are known to have done. Use these materials to explore how Shakespeare's life influenced his plays. This resource is packed with readings, video segments, and graphic organizers that will allow your class to gather and organize textual evidence on this subject, culminating in a written opinion piece.
9th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
War and Leadership in Shakespeare’s Henry V
“Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.” “War is not healthy for children and other living things.” These two views of war, embodied in George Patton’s statement and Lorraine Schneider‘s famous 1966 poster, are at the heart of a two-day examination of war and its effects.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Henry IV, Part I: Does Father Know Best?
“Yea, there thou mak’st me sad and mak’st me sin/In envy that my Lord Northumberland/Should be the father to so blest a son--.” Henry IV, Part I, provides the text for a series of exercises that ask class members to examine the relationship between parents and their children in Shakespeare’s play and in their own lives.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Women’s Roles in As You Like It
“There is nothing that becommeth a maid better than soberness, silence, shamefastness, and chastity, both of body & mind.” This line, from Thomas Bentley ‘s The Monument of Matrons published in 1582, typifies the way women were viewed during the Elizabethan period.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable