Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

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Chicago Review Press, Aug 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt's enduring legacy upon the history, culture, politics, and economics of the United States is introduced to children in this engaging activity book. Kids will learn how FDR, a member of one of the founding families of the New World, led the nation through the darkest days of the Great Depression and World War II as 32nd U.S. President. This book examines the Roosevelt family--including famous cousin Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt--as well as FDR's early political career and subsequent 12 years in office during some of the most fascinating and turbulent times in American history. Interspersed throughout are first-hand accounts from the people who knew FDR and remember him well. Children will also learn how his personal struggles with polio and his physical disability strengthened FDR's compassion and resolve. In addition, kids will explore Roosevelt's entire era through such hands-on activities as staging a fireside chat, designing a WPA-style mural, sending a double encoded message, hosting a swing dance party, and participating in a political debate.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Roosevelts of Hyde Park
1
Chapter 2 A Penchant for Politics
17
Chapter 3 Overcoming All Obstacles
39
Chapter 4 The Nation Asks for Action
59
Chapter 5 Democracy in Peril
83
Chapter 6 Final Victories
109
Chapter 7 FDRs Legacy
127
Places to Visit
139
Bibliography
141
Index
143
Back Cover
149
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Richard Panchyk is the author of Archaeology for Kids and the coauthor of Engineering the City. Both of his grandfathers and three of his great-uncles were soldiers in World War II. He lives on Long Island in New York.

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