ERIC Number: ED463231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Springwood: Birthplace and Home to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Teaching with Historic Places.
Scholl, Charlotte Ofca
Springwood, the birthplace and home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is a large, rambling structure faced with stucco and fieldstone, situated in a landscaped clearing on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River. Roosevelt was born there to a family of wealth and position on January 30, 1882. It is the only site in the U.S. where a president was born, maintained a lifelong connection, and lies buried. This lesson, one of a series that brings the stories of historic places into classrooms across the country, is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file for the "Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site" and other source material. The lesson can be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on FDR's presidency, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II. It is divided into eight sections: "About This Lesson" (gives student objectives, materials needed); "Getting Started: Inquiry Question"; "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; "Locating the Site: Maps" (New York State and surrounding area; Springwood); "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Early Years and Influences; Physical Challenge and the Road Ahead; Political Life in an Era of Crisis; International Scene at Hyde Park); "Visual Evidence: Images" (Aerial View of Springwood;. Springwood; WPA Flood Project, 1937; Roosevelts with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth; Four Freedoms Poster); "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Lifestyles; Remembering When); and "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Housing, Presidents of the United States, Primary Sources, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/82springwood/82 springwood.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: New York