Eleanor Roosevelt- Mini Biography

"I think every First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt is measured against Eleanor Roosevelt." With this brief mini-bio, discover how the longest-serving First Lady of the United States expanded the role by developing her own constituency, leveraging mass media, and taking an active role in public policy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is an excellent resource to incorporate in your study of the period in the United States following the Great Depression
  • Use this video to prompt an analysis of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Classroom Considerations

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  • Incorporates several photographs and film clips from the historical period
  • Includes excerpts of interviews with historians offering various perspectives of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Entertaining video

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Common Core