U.S. President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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.
American Experience: FDR
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.
PBS: Family Ties
Read about the four presidents with family ties to the White House.
American President: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
This site has many topics. Click on "Cabinet" for information on each one of the cabinet members.
Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Read this biography provided by the White House.
FDR Lesson Ideas
These lessons focus on editorial cartoons.
Polio: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Investigate the founding of the March of Dimes. There is an interactive activity "Got Ramps" which requires Flash.
PBS: Character Above All
Read this excerpt from an essay by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
New Deal Network
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.)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
This National Memorial in Washington, DC, is dedicated to Roosevelt and the period in history that he represents.
Campobello contains the cottage and grounds that Roosevelt vacationed in. This park in Maine is maintained by both the United States and Canada.
eThemes Resource: U.S. Presidents
These sites have biographies of the presidents of the United States and their wives. Includes information about election trivia, debates, and inaugural addresses, plus some online games.
eThemes Resource: World War II for Upper Grades
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.
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