Eleanor Roosevelt: An Agent of Social Change

First ladies often take a back seat to their husbands' policies, but Eleanor Roosevelt broke that mold. Interested historians examine primary sources written by Roosevelt, including a speech and articles. Completing a round-robin of quote analysis, they explore the influence the former first lady had on social change during a turbulent time.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use jigsaw methods to analyze primary sources written by Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Investigate public response to Eleanor Roosevelt by looking at letters addressed to her
Classroom Considerations
  • Students need background in subjects such as the Roosevelt administration and the Great Depression
Pros
  • Lesson takes the legacy of a first lady beyond her husband's policies
  • Activities develop primary source skills
Cons
  • None