Learn about the role of Eleanor Roosevelt as the first lady and her contribution to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? The First Lady of the World
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who served as the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 during the presidency of her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt. She was a prominent advocate for social justice and human rights and played a significant role in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s contributions to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were significant. She insisted on including provisions protecting freedom of speech, religion, and assembly, as well as the right to education and a fair trial. She also pushed for economic, social, and cultural rights, such as the right to work and an adequate standard of living.
Learn About Eleanor and the Declaration of Human Rights
This resource is designed to help your students learn about Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood, marriage, time as First Lady, and her contributions to American society through her work with the United Nations. This slide deck takes students through the lifetime of Eleanor Roosevelt, highlighting the significant contributions she made during her time as First Lady. It follows her through the presidency and later into being accepted as a Delegate in the United Nations. With the background they have learned, students will then learn the 30 articles in the Declaration and what they guarantee.
Download, Project, and Teach!
This resource doesn’t require you to prep loads of materials. It’s a single downloadable Google Slides Resource file and can be taught as a whole group or assigned inside Google Classroom for Independent Study.
This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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