Growing Up at Springwood

FDR on mule as a boy
FDR on mule as a boy
Courtsey of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York

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This interactive classroom activity and tour of the Roosevelt Home will help students learn what it may have been like to grow up at "Springwood."  Using five mystery bags, students investigate FDR's hobbies and consider how FDR's unique childhood molded the man who became President of the United States.


U.S. Presidents
National/State Standards:
Standard 1:

History of the United States and New York.

Standard 6:

The basic civic values of American constitutional democracy: the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship, and the avenues of participation in American civic life.