• A 1901 sketch of Theodore Roosevelt taking the oath of office in Buffalo, NY.

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

Reporting History Pre-Visit Activities

Before Your Visit

Student Reporters Program

During your class visit to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historical Site, students will take on the role of reporters, recording their first-hand observations of the historic site where Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901. Students will learn about the people, culture, ideas, and events of 1901 by analyzing primary sources, experiencing multi-media presentations, and interacting with knowledgeable site interpreters during a tour of key historic rooms and exhibition spaces. Students will delve into history with diverse experiences including role play, group discussion, creative drawing and writing exercises, decoding challenges, and multi-sensory observation activities. Explore the Pre-Visit Resources below, and the Post-Visit Resources, to prepare students for their visit, make curriculum connections, extend the learning experience, and further explore the role of the media in a democratic society.

Introduction to Reporting

Students’ observational skills are put to the test when a surprising incident occurs in the classroom. more...

Make a Reporter’s Notebook

Students create their own reporters’ notebooks out of common, inexpensive materials for use at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and on other occasions when on-site note-taking is required. more...

Review Vocabulary

A glossary of terms used during the Students as Reporters program. You may wish to familiarize students with them ahead of time. more...

Learn More About the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and How to Teach with Historic Places

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/77troosevelt/77troosevelt.htm

Lesson plans linked to frameworks that explore the historical context of the 1901

inauguration through visual documents and historical texts. more...

Did You Know?

Theodore Roosevelt as a boy

As a boy, Theodore Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln's funeral parade pass through the streets of New York City in 1865. More...