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Use of Historical Documents in the Classroom

 

The Interregnum

 

Anthony F. Dehl

Waterloo Community Schools

Summer 2007


n  New Yorker Cover Print

n  March 4, 1933 by Peter Arno New Yorker

 

The challenging time period of 4 months between the president elect and the outgoing president can hurt our country. My eyes have been open to the political partisanship played by Franklin Roosevelt.

 

Overview/ Materials/LOC Resources/Standards/ Procedures/Evaluation/Handouts/Extension

 

Overview

Objectives

1.      The students will recognize the positions of President Hoover and President-elect Roosevelt during the Interregnum

2.      The student will analyze a political cartoon or photo from the presentation and complete the Cartoon Analysis or Photo Analysis Worksheet

 

Recommended time frame

1-2 days

Grade level

10-12

Curriculum fit

U. S. History

Materials

The PowerPoint presentation contains all needed material, which are also listed in handouts: Excerpts from text, Photo Analysis, Cartoon Analysis worksheets.

Illinois State Learning Standards

 

 

Procedures

 

Load and show the PowerPoint. (All excerpts and worksheets have been scanned into the presentation and can be printed off in advance.) Have students do the pre-reading portion of Worksheet #1, Freedom from Fear. When they are done, have each student read the excerpt below from Freedom From Fear by David M. Kennedy and complete the worksheet.

 

Analyze a political cartoon or photo from this presentation and complete the Cartoon Analysis or Photo Analysis Worksheet

 

Evaluation

 

Grade worksheet #1 and Photo/Cartoon Worksheet

Extension

 

The extension activity would take the form of reading the rest of the book Freedom from Fear by David M. Kennedy (Oxford Press 1999)

 

 


Primary Resources from the Library of Congress

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IMAGE

DESCRIPTION

CITATION

URL

 

 

 

Herbert Hoover Photo

 

Herbert Hoover, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right / Underwood & Underwood, Washington.

 

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-110212]

 

 

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:HerbertHoover.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Roosevelt Photo

 

 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left.

 

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-110212]

 

 

http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3c10000/3c17000/3c17100/3c17121t.gif

 

 

 

 

Inauguration photo of Franklin Roosevelt Swearing in.

 

 

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library , Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, e.g.,1933-92 ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Yorker

 

New Yorker Cover Print

March 4, 1933 by Peter Arno

 

 

http://www.cartoonbank.com/product_details.asp?mscssid=
G0734PG4J1MT8LACCWPGKJWVME6G17L5&sitetype=1&did=5&sid=47832&whichpage=2
&sortBy=popular&advanced=1&keyword=&artist=Peter+Arno&caption=&
artID=&topic=&pubDateFrom=&pubDateTo=&pubDateMon=&pubDateDay=&
pubNY=2&color=0&section=covers


Handouts

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  Freedom from Fear Worksheet

 

  Freedom from Fear Readings

 

  Cartoon Analysis Worksheet

 

  Photo Analysis Worksheet

 

 

 

PowerPoint Presentation

 

Click on the picture below to view the PowerPoint presentation. If that does not work, right-click on the picture and select Save Target As.

 

 

 

 


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