Lesson Plans and Other Teaching Materials

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.