Ch 5: Theodore Roosevelt: Accomplishments & Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

This structured lesson plan guide can help you teach your class about President Theodore Roosevelt. These plans help you organize your lessons while focusing on the most important aspects of this historical figure's life.

Theodore Roosevelt: Accomplishments & Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Use these lesson plans to enhance your explanation of the life and accomplishments of Theodore Roosevelt. Each resource covers a key area of his personal and professional life. They allow you to quickly create a cohesive series of lessons on Roosevelt's contributions to American history. Some of the major topics covered include:

  • Theodore Roosevelt's early life and education
  • His military accomplishments during the Spanish-American War
  • Major foreign policy changes he made during his term in office, such as the Roosevelt Corollary
  • Big Stick diplomacy

How It Helps

  • Learning Objectives: Ensures the most important aspects of this president's accomplishments are covered
  • Class Discussion Questions: Make sure your students fully engage with the material using interesting topics of discussion
  • Project Suggestions: Easily adaptable projects can be customized for your classroom environment

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons on Theodore Roosevelt easy.

  • Find lesson plans for the specific accomplishments of President Roosevelt you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning about Theodore Roosevelt fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important decisions made by the president from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant activities, discussion questions or other materials about Theodore Roosevelt found in the lesson plan outline.

12 Lessons in Chapter 5: Theodore Roosevelt: Accomplishments & Lesson Plans
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Theodore Roosevelt Lesson Plan

1. Theodore Roosevelt Lesson Plan

How did the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt change our nation's history? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to introduce students to the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. A team challenge solidifies understanding.

Theodore Roosevelt: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

2. Theodore Roosevelt: Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

War hero, statesmen, and politician, Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States from 1901-1909. Roosevelt is considered to be the first modern president. His administration expanded the power and control of the executive branch.

Rough Riders Lesson Plan

3. Rough Riders Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help students learn about the Rough Riders and their impact using discussion topics, key vocab, a quiz, as well as a full-fledged activity.

Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders: Definition & San Juan Hill

4. Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders: Definition & San Juan Hill

The Rough Riders were a diverse group of volunteer cavalry soldiers who served during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The men were led by the tireless Teddy Roosevelt (1858-1919) and are best known for their overwhelming victory at San Juan Hill in Cuba.

Square Deal Lesson Plan

5. Square Deal Lesson Plan

Using a text lesson with associated discussion questions, a quiz, and an activity, this lesson plan will help students understand the concept of the Square Deal, why these policies came about, and how the Square Deal sought to address them.

The Square Deal: Definition & History

6. The Square Deal: Definition & History

Through this lesson, you will be introduced to a number of the policies which contributed to Roosevelt's Square Deal during the 19th century and gain insight into how these policies have influenced American culture and society well into the 21st century.

Roosevelt Corollary Lesson Plan

7. Roosevelt Corollary Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will use a quiz, activity, and key vocabulary terms to help students understand the apparent need for the Roosevelt Corollary, as well as its pitfalls.

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine: Definition, Summary & Significance

8. Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine: Definition, Summary & Significance

What is a ''corollary'', and what does it have to do with President Theodore Roosevelt? In this lesson we'll learn about the term, which was more of a foreign policy edict than a proposition, and its far-reaching effects. We will also define what came before it, ''The Monroe Doctrine.''

Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy Lesson Plan

9. Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses a text lesson and discussion questions to help students understand the importance Theodore Roosevelt played in shaping U.S. foreign policy using the concept of 'Big Stick' diplomacy. A hands-on activity and a quiz expand upon this knowledge and test comprehension.

Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy: Definition & Policy

10. Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy: Definition & Policy

Theodore Roosevelt's 'big stick diplomacy' was a middle ground between diplomacy and power. Its best expression was the Roosevelt Corollary, which expanded the Monroe Doctrine.

Theodore Roosevelt Activities & Games for Kids

11. Theodore Roosevelt Activities & Games for Kids

Theodore Roosevelt is not only known for his time as President of the United States, but also for his adventurous spirit and love of nature. Use these activities and games to help younger students learn about Theodore Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt Lesson Plan for Elementary School

12. Theodore Roosevelt Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about Theodore Roosevelt. They will learn about and discuss his life and political accomplishments, and will work collaboratively to create a visual presentation representing their understanding.

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