Learn about our longest serving president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt served during the Great Depression and World War II. Read about the New Deal and his battle with polio. Included is an eThemes resource on U.S. Presidents and World War II for upper grades.
Watch this presentation on FDR which can be streamed on PBS and American Experience websites. A teacher's manual is available to accompany the program. The 4.5 hour program is divided into chapters for easy viewing and discussion.
This site is rich with material. Explore "Archives in the Attic" or "The Great Depression and the Arts." There are over 5000 photographs in the photo gallery. Lesson plans can be found in the "New Deal Network Classroom." NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
These sites cover the events of World War II (1939-1945). There are several first-hand accounts in text and audio from people involved in the war effort. Other topics include life on the homefront, the role of women, and the type of airplanes and weapons used. Includes biographies, letters, images, posters, video, and audio clips. There are links to eThemes Resources on various related topics.