Teedie and Me

Teedie and Me

The focus of this program is for children to learn how things change over time. It begins with a twenty-minute slide presentation outlining Theodore Roosevelt's childhood in the latter half of the 19th century. Discussion involves how his childhood (family, home, furnishings, toys, clothing, etc.) was different from the students' lives today. Following this, an activity is done which compares everyday late 19th century household items, toys, clothes, etc. with their present-day counterparts. Students are asked to explain how the objects are different and why they think the changes have taken place. Allow about twenty minutes for this part of the program. A brief (twenty minute) house tour, continuing the theme of change, concludes the program.

Scheduling Instructions:

Recommended for: grades 2-3.

Program length: Please allow approximately 1 ½ hours for this program.

Tour size:from 10 to 50 maximum.

Fee: $3.00 per student for organized school groups.

Reservations: All group tours are by reservation only. Please call 716-884-0095 for reservations. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Tour times: Tours can start as early as 9:15 weekdays or as early as 12:15 weekends. No tours can start after 3:00 PM.

We recommend one chaperone for each 10 students.


Grade levels: Second-Third grades

Subject:History, Leadership, U.S. Presidents

Keywords:History, Leadership, U.S. Presidents

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
641 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14202


(716) 884-0095

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