Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FDR Day by Day - Lesson Plans and More

I was recently contacted by a representative of The Pare Lorentz Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The Pare Lorentz Center has published some nice resources for teaching about FDR's presidency and historical events occurring during his presidency.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day is a timeline of Roosevelt's presidency. The timeline features White House schedules and diaries from each day of Roosevelt's presidency. The timeline isn't just a list of schedules. The timeline also includes short articles and some images about significant events that happened during each month of Roosevelt's presidency.

The FDR Presidential Library has a YouTube channel containing one hundred video clips. The videos contain archival footage of Roosevelt, his family, and news reels shot during FDR's presidency. To support your use of these video clips the Roosevelt Presidential Library has created a series of free curriculum guides. The curriculum guides are divided into five units of study; World War II, Supreme Court, Farm Security Administration, Tuskegee Airmen, and Social Security.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for documents, videos, or lesson plans for teaching about topics related to WWII, the Great Depression, or FDR in general, The Pare Lorentz Center is a good place to start your search.