Primary Source Worksheet: Theodore Roosevelt, Excerpt from Inaugural Address

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"Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us." As part of a series of worksheets that provide readers with an opportunity to develop their primary source comprehension skills, kids examine an excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 inaugural address.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask groups to identify current perils the US has outgrown, new perils we face, and complex and intense aspects of American life
  • Collect the entire set of worksheets and use periodically as skill-building exercises
  • Sort the worksheets by subject and incorporate into appropriate units
  • After a mini-lesson on rhetorical devises, ask groups to identify the strategies Roosevelt uses in his speech
Pros

  • The admonitions in the address are sure to engage readers
  • The worksheet contains both questions that encourage close reading and a list of suggested activities
Cons

  • None