Curriculum Guides

The following curriculum guides were created for educators by the Education and Archives staff of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum.

The written material for these guides is fully available for downloading on this page. Film materials are available on the Library‚Äôs YouTube channel. If you are unable to access YouTube or would like a copy of the film material on DVD, please contact the Education Specialist. Lesson plans and online resources for teaching with primary sources are also available through the Digital Classroom on the National Archives website.

Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments are short films that provide a quick overview of important topics and events from the Roosevelt Era. Created by the FDR Library's Education staff with the support of the Pare Lorenz Center, they are designed to assist primary and secondary school students.

Videos are divided into two main categories: The New Deal and World War II. Click the word "Playlist" in the top left corner to display a list of all videos in each category. 

The New Deal 

Click the word "PLAYLIST" in the top left corner to display all videos in the New Deal category. Click here for a version of this playlist with closed captioning. 



World War II 

Click the word "PLAYLIST" in the top left corner to display all videos in the World War II category. Click here for a version of this playlist with closed captioning. 


 


Franklin D. Roosevelt and World War II

This guide includes an overview of Franklin D. Roosevelt's leadership during World War II, a selection of historical documents on this topic, and a series of teaching activities for you to adapt to your classroom and curriculum needs.

Because it contains many large digital image files featuring archival documents, this curriculum guide is available for download in 9 distinct parts. Please select a portion from the outline below or contact the Education Specialist to obtain a printed copy by mail.

 

Link to YouTubeLink to YouTube for the film material that accompanies this curriculum guide. If you are unable to access YouTube or would like a copy of the film material on DVD, please contact the Education Specialist.

 


The Presidency and the Supreme Court

This package includes a brief overview of the Presidency and the Supreme Court since the Hoover Administration, a set of topical documents, and a series of teaching activities for you to adapt to your classroom and curriculum needs.

Because it contains many large digital image files featuring archival documents, this curriculum guide is available for download in 9 distinct parts. Please select a portion from the outline below or contact the Education Specialist to obtain a printed copy by mail.

  

Link to YouTubeLink to YouTube for the film material that accompanies this curriculum guide. If you are unable to access YouTube or would like a copy of the film material on DVD, please contact the Education Specialist.

 


Sights and Sounds of the Farm Security Administration 1935-1943 

Sights and Sounds of the Great DepressionThe guide includes an overview of the Great Depression, the New Deal Programs developed to combat it, and a series of teaching activities for you to adapt to your classroom and curriculum needs.  

To download the curriculum guide materials, please select a portion from the outline below or contact the Education Specialist to obtain a printed copy by mail.

Link to YouTubeLink to YouTube for the film material that accompanies this curriculum guide. If you are unable to access YouTube or would like a copy of the film material on DVD, please contact the Education Specialist. 

 


Red Tailed Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

The guide includes copies of primary source documents, an overview of the Tuskegee Experiment and and a series of teaching activities for you to adapt to your classroom and curriculum needs.

To download the curriculum guide materials, please select a portion from the outline below or contact the Education Specialist to obtain a printed copy by mail.

Link to YouTubeLink to YouTube for the film material that accompanies this curriculum guide. If you are unable to access YouTube or would like a copy of the film material on DVD, please contact the Education Specialist.

 


"Our Plain Duty" FDR and America's Social Security 

The guide includes copies of primary source documents, an overview of the Tuskegee Experiment and and a series of teaching activities for you to adapt to your classroom and curriculum needs.

To download the curriculum guide materials, please select a portion from the outline below or contact the Education Specialist to obtain a printed copy by mail.

 

 

For more information or to request printed copies of the curriculum guide materials above, please contact the Education Specialist.

 
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