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Eleanor Roosevelt:
A Study in Courage

A Curriculum Hub for Learning, Teaching and Inspiring Women to Lead

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Introducing: The Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present this series of some of Eleanor Roosevelt's most important speeches. These speeches, made possible through the support of AT&T, will allow teachers to bring Eleanor Roosevelt right into their classrooms. Each speech will have a short curriculum package, including copies of historic documents and photographs, lesson plans and classroom activities for teachers to use with their students to delve more deeply into the topics Mrs. Roosevelt was addressing.

Featuring: Five digitally re-mastered speeches and interviews with Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s Speech Commemorating the Anniversary of the Universal declaration of Human Rights

  • Majority of Minorities - ER speaks on the importance of immigration

  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Life in Pictures – Eleanor Roosevelt discusses her life as she looks through pictures of her life

  • A Conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt – ER discusses the UN, Women’s Suffrage, TR FDR’s presidency, the Cold War and criticism of her time as First Lady

  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Show the World What Democracy Means

Complete With: A transcript, copies of primary source documents, photographs, and activities and assignments for use in the classroom, as homework or on-line.

The Hub will also include:

  • A downloadable Eleanor Roosevelt: A Study in Courage Classroom Companion guide book

  • Building a Foundation for Peace: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Origins of the United Nations

  • A student friendly copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Grade Levels: primary source based and grade-level appropriate curriculum tied to the new Social Studies Standards is available for students from:

  • 3rd to 5th Grade

  • 6th to 9th Grade

  • 10th to 12th and College


For More Information: Contact the library’s Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin at 845-486-7761 or email at