Here you will find a selection of lesson units that explore the life and work of Theodore Roosevelt. A variety of primary sources and pedagogical strategies are built into these lessons designed for use in classrooms.
- Theodore Roosevelt: A Bully Reformer by Roberta McCutcheon
Students will focus on the life, times, and progressivism of Theodore Roosevelt that informed the actions and policies of his presidency.
- Theodore Roosevelt and Conservation by Sean Kaeser
Students will gain a better understanding of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency, explain and evaluate the legacy of Roosevelt as it relates to conservation, and understand the reasons behind the conservation movement in the first part of the twentieth century.
- The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine by Tim Bailey
Students gain a clear understanding of Theodore Roosevelt’s Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, presented in his 1904 Annual Message to Congress.
- Guided Readings: Progressive Reform and the Trusts
Students read passages from primary sources covering the Progressive era, economics, politics, and reform from 1906 to 1914 and respond to questions for discussion.
- Guided Readings: Imperialism and the Spanish American War
Students read passages from primary sources related to imperialism and the Spanish-American War and respond to questions for discussion.
- Timeline: The Rise of Industrial America, 1877–1900
- Timeline: The Progressive Era to the New Era, 1900–1929
- A History of Women’s Suffrage
An interactive map exploring the expansion of women’s suffrage across the United States