FDR Lesson Ideas
The FDR Portfolio Project
This project uses the
editorial cartoons of the New Deal Era to satisfy one of the seven parts of the eleventh
grade AP United States History portfolio requirements. The portfolio is a local requirement,
not a College Board requirement. The work is challenging but can be adapted to fit
- Procedures For Teachers
- A guideline for teachers who want to create FDR cartoon portfolios.
- Directions for Students
- The student portfolio assignment.
- Drawing FDR
- Eitan Shapiro's comparison of cartoonist Jerry Doyle and Fred
- The First 100 Days
- Valerie Dorn depiction of the first 100 days of FDR's tenure
- The Casablanca Conference
- Jesse Hoagg explores the significane of the 1943 Casablanca Conference
and the start of the global era.
- Hugo Black
and the KKK
- Avra van der Zee's commentary on the Supreme Court nomination
of Hugo Black and his ties to the KKK.
- An Uncertain Relationship
- Ryan Fagan exaimines the uncertain relationship between FDR and
John l. Lewis.
Project: Bring a Cartoon to Life
incorperated the FDR cartoons into a new text called, Adventures in Time and Place.
The lesson presented is oriented to grade 5 and is used to bring the Great Depression
into context for our younger students. The project is called Bring a Cartoon
to Life and is extremely well planned and organized.
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