• Springwood, The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt

    National Historic Site New York

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    Searching For Salamanders

    Searching For Salamanders

    This is a general science curriculum designed to create civic engagement of students with their local National Parks in the Northeast Temperate Network by undertaking a monitoring program of salamander populations. The purpose is to engage students in collecting meaningful scientific data about salamander populations. This data will be used by scientists as an indication of forest ecosystem health.

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    FDR's Boyhood Farm Tour

    FDR's Boyhood Farm Tour

    The purpose of this unit of study is to introduce primary age children to the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Through exploration of his childhood interests and experiences and through his connection to his community, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of this great American leader.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

    "Eleanor Roosevelt: An American Hero"

    As a delegate to the United Nations, as well as through her role as First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt worked to protect the rights of individuals and to promote the common good. This unit of study will engage students in exploring primary documents, reading and analyzing literature, utilizing Internet resources, and visiting the Wallace Center and Val-Kill.

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    Growing Up at Springwood

    Growing Up at Springwood

    Growing up at Springwood during the late 19th century gave young Franklin the opportunity to discover his lifelong interests, responsibilities, and love for Springwood, through his parents nurturing, through games and hobbies, through home & boarding school education, and family wealth.

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    FDR's Boyhood Program Grades 1-3

    FDR's Boyhood Program Grades 1-3

    During the four part program “Franklin’s Boyhood” students will participate in the puppet show “Franklin’s Fine Feathered Friends”, FDR’s Boyhood Farm Tour, Bird Study/Nature Hike, and 19th Century Games.

Did You Know?

The Roosevelt family on the steps of Springwood

Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt had six children. 5 of them survived to adulthood, the oldest a daughter, Anna, and four sons, Elliot, James, Franklin Jr., and John.