Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids

Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt's enduring legacy upon the history, culture, politics, and economics of the United States is introduced to children in this engaging activity book. Kids will learn how FDR, a member of one of the founding families of the New World, led the nation through the darkest days of the Great Depression and World War II as 32nd U.S. President. This book examines the Roosevelt family--including famous cousin Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt--as well as FDR's early political career and subsequent 12 years in office during some of the most fascinating and turbulent times in American history. Interspersed throughout are first-hand accounts from the people who knew FDR and remember him well. Children will also learn how his personal struggles with polio and his physical disability strengthened FDR's compassion and resolve. In addition, kids will explore Roosevelt's entire era through such hands-on activities as staging a fireside chat, designing a WPA-style mural, sending a double encoded message, hosting a swing dance party, and participating in a political debate.ENTERING POLITICS IS an interesting experience that can teach you a great deal about yourself, and about other people. ... Get together with your campaign manager and other friends and come up with ideas for your speech and slogan.

Title:Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids
Author:Richard Panchyk
Publisher:Chicago Review Press - 2007-08-01


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