Primary Source Worksheet: Theodore Roosevelt, Excerpt from “The Square Deal” Speech

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Talk about a timely resource! As part of a series of primary source exercises, individuals read and respond to questions about Theodore Roosevelt's "The Square Deal" speech. Roosevelt reminds us of what our social system should be.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to apply the concepts Roosevelt outlined in his "Square Deal" speech and identify five challenges that the United States faces today
  • After a mini-lesson on rhetorical devices, ask groups to note the techniques Roosevelt includes in his speech
  • Collect the entire set of worksheets and use them periodically as skill-building exercises
  • Sort the worksheets by subject and incorporate into appropriate units
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  • The worksheet includes text-based and interpretative questions as well as a list of suggested activities
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