Featured Resources

The Library's Education Department offers many helpful resources to teachers, students, parents, and members of the general public for use outside of the field trip program experience.

These are intended to help students learn about the research process, the history of President Roosevelt's life and times, and to provide new and interesting ways to connect with the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. 

North Carolina book mobile, WPA Library Project. May 15, 1937

Education Programs and ResourcesPlease visit the web pages especially for StudentsTeachers, and Parents to find resources more targeted to age group and special interests.  If you seek online resources developed for the adult research community, please visit the Archives portion of this website, specifically
Search Our Collections to begin your primary source research and More Online Resources to find bibliographies, timelines, and other features.

Information About the Roosevelts

Roosevelt BiographiesRoosevelt Biographies 
Read about the lives and careers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Find fast facts, chronologies, and Fala, the Roosevelt's famous dog.
Roosevelt PicturesRoosevelt Pictures 
Historical photographs of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Fala the dog, the Great Depression and World War II. These are selections from the Archives at the FDR Library.
Facts and Figures Roosevelt Facts and Figures
Answers to many of the frequently asked questions about the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Featured DocumentDocument of the Month 
One document selected from the Roosevelt Library Archives to highlight a special moment in history. Check back each month! 

Chart the lives and careers of
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt, and American
Presidents of the 20th Century.


Day by Day Franklin D. Roosevelt Day by Day
This is an interactive chronology showing Franklin Roosevelt’s daily schedules as President.  With Day by Day you can search for information about FDR's activities from March 1933 to April 1945. You can also follow along the timeline to find historical documents and photographs related to a particular month in history. These schedules, documents, and photographs come from the Archives of the FDR Library.


Adult education class, circa 1930sInformation About Researching

Documents illustrationUnderstanding Document Based Research
Most students are required to answer document based questions in their tests and assignments at school. Learn more about using primary sources for research. 


Research GuideThe FDR Library Research Guide
A brief guide to help you organize yourself and your thoughts as you begin to plan and perform a research assignment. Topics include clarifying your task, getting started, using primary sources,and more.


Project and Research TopicsIdeas for Projects and Research Topics
Find a wide variety of broad topic ideas that you can narrow and refine then take to your teacher
for approval as a term paper or project topic. Once you've talked to your teacher, 
Contact the Education Specialist about finding primary source information for your research.

National History Day National History Day culminates in a national contest each June after a series of competitions held first at the school, regional, and then state levels. Learn more about this competition and about the many resources available for student researchers at the FDR Library.


Innovative Ways of Teaching and Learning About the Roosevelt Era  

Children's choral group rehearsal, circa 1930s
Curriculum Guides
Using primary source documents, photographs, and accompanied by study questions and other resources from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library archives, the guides are designed for use by teachers of civics, citizenship, government, economics, geography, fine arts, history, writing and journalism. The curriculum guides can be effectively used by students from 3rd to 12th grade.



Roosevelt RapThe Roosevelt Rap
Learning this rap is one of the coolest ways to remember the story of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Get the lyrics and then link to YouTube to watch the video. This page includes a list of questions to test your knowledge after learning the rap.

Periodic Table of the New Deal Periodic Table of the New Deal
Presents the major programs, players and events surrounding the New Deal. The table is designed to be used in a number of ways: as a visual depiction of the complexity and scope of these events; as a way introduce students to specific players and events; or as a comprehensive list of selections for further in-depth investigation.

Roosevelt Fun and FactsRoosevelt Fun and Facts
Creative and fun activities to learn and test your knowledge about presidential history. Includes original games like The New Deal Alpahabet Soup Descrambler, Design Your Own Bookplate, and Making Poetry from the Roosevelts


Search Our Collections: Connect with the archival materials at the FDR Presidential Library, learn about our research services, or Ask the Archivist a research question.

More Online Resources: Find bibliographies, chronologies, Roosevelt genealogy, suggestions for primary source research, how to plan a research visit, and more.