Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series #24) (Paperback)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities (For Kids series #24) By Richard Panchyk Cover Image


Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s enduring legacy upon the history, culture, politics, and economics of the United States is introduced to children in this engaging activity book. Kids will learn how FDR, a member of one of the founding families of the New World, led the nation through the darkest days of the Great Depression and World War II as 32nd U.S. President. This book examines the Roosevelt family—including famous cousin Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt—as well as FDR’s early political career and subsequent 12 years in office during some of the most fascinating and turbulent times in American history. Interspersed throughout are first-hand accounts from the people who knew FDR and remember him well. Children will also learn how his personal struggles with polio and his physical disability strengthened FDR's compassion and resolve. In addition, kids will explore Roosevelt's entire era through such hands-on activities as staging a fireside chat, designing a WPA-style mural, sending a double encoded message, hosting a swing dance party, and participating in a political debate.

About the Author

Richard Panchyk is the author of American Folk Art for Kids, Archaeology for Kids, Galileo for KidsKeys to American History, Our Supreme Court, and World War II for Kids, and the coauthor of Engineering the City.

Praise For…

"Information about the Roosevelts [is] presented in a lively, engaging manner. A worthy addition."  —School Library Journal

"This informative, readable book . . . includes many period photos, a time line, a bibliography, and an annotated list of virtual and actual sites where readers can find out more."  —Booklist

"Brings President Roosevelt’s spirit to life."  —Curriculum Review

"A first-rate look at one of America's greatest presidents."  —

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556526572
ISBN-10: 1556526571
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: For Kids series