ERIC Number: ED463988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site: Birthplace of the Modern Presidency. Teaching with Historic Places.
Brogan-Linnabery, Ann Marie
In 1901, while vacationing in New York's Adirondack Mountains, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt received news that President McKinley had been shot and was not expected to live. By the time Roosevelt arrived at the home of his friend Ansley Wilcox in Buffalo (New York), the President was dead. Roosevelt was inaugurated in the library of his friend's stately Greek Revival home. This lesson plan is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration file for the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site (Ansley Wilcox House) and other source material. The lesson can be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, the Progressive Era, or government and politics. The teacher materials section provides general information, gives educational objectives for students, discusses visiting the site, lists supplementary resources, and describes how to use the lesson plans. The student materials section includes: "Getting Started"; "Photograph Analysis Worksheet"; "Setting the Stage"; "Locating the Site" (Map: New York State); "Determining the Facts" (Reading: It is a dreadful thing to come to the Presidency this way; Document: Illustrated Buffalo Express, Sept. 15, 1901; Readings: Roosevelt's First Presidential Proclamation; The Bully Pulpit); "Visual Evidence" (Drawings: Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 1873; Sketch of the Inauguration; Photos: Wilcox Library today; Wilcox House, 1901; Wilcox House, 1971); and "Putting It All Together" (Activities: Where Were You on the Day, Snapshot of History, Buildings That Have Witnessed History). (BT)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Presidents of the United States, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/77troosevelt/77troosevelt.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 (Buffalo)