The Roosevelts in the Classroom

Posted by Keena Levert on
President Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Grant's Tomb, 1911.
Brown Brothers, Sterling, PA

Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt have taken over PBS primetime this week!  Filmmaker Ken Burns  presents a stellar 14 hours of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a series chronicling the lives of one America’s most historic families. 

The series brings with it a mass of free classroom resources for grades 7-12!  These video clips, snapshot lessons and full lesson plans are available for use in your classroom right away.  PBS LearningMedia also launched a set of lesson plans based on The Roosevelts, examining the powers of the executive branch.

Watch a clip from Episode 5 below:


If you’ve missed the series, not to worry!  You can view all of the episodes for free online, download them via iTunes or purchase at shopPBS.

For more classroom resources, check out PBS LearningMedia, and check the PBS SoCaL Education webpage for updates!