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Timeline: FDR Day by Day

See Franklin Roosevelt’s daily schedules as President, from March 1933 to April 1945. Follow along the timeline to find historical documents and photographs related to a particular month in history. All schedules, documents, and photographs come from the Archives at the FDR Library.

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Roosevelt Fun & Facts

Creative and fun activities to learn and test your knowledge about presidential history.

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Ideas for Research

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.

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Periodic Table of the New Deal

The table presents major programs, players and events surrounding the New Deal and includes brief definitions or descriptions. It provides a visual depiction of the complexity and scope of these events, a way introduce students to specific players and events, and a comprehensive list of selections for further in-depth investigation.

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Document of the Month

One document selected from the Roosevelt Library Archives to highlight a special moment in history.

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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. In addition to making history fun to learn and teach, National History Day requires students to support their projects with multiple primary sources and is designed to help students acquire important research and critical thinking skills.

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Roosevelt Pictures

Historical photographs of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Fala the dog, the Great Depression and World War II. These are selections from the FDR Library Archives.

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Information on Projects and Reports

Helpful hints for students doing research.

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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, and you can also find out exactly which documents and photographs from the Archives were used in the Rap video production.

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