Lesson Plan

Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady, Diplomat, and Activist

Scholars analyze the impact Eleanor Roosevelt had on not just the nation, but also on the world. Primary sources and video clips help form a picture of the First Lady and her accomplishments. As a final activity, individuals create murals dedicated to this activist and diplomat.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Set up mural design stations around the room for the culminating project 
  • Project different photos of Eleanor Roosevelt and break down her activities and representation in each with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires art materials for the final mural project
  • Resource provides web links to WPA murals for use in the final project
  • Video clip includes student-led questions for classroom use
  • None
Common Core