Visiting History: FDR Memorial

Teachers in the 2011-2012 TAH program Everyday Americans, Exceptional Americans explored the idea of teaching with monuments and memorials as primary sources.

FDR Memorial: Part I

Who is this memorial for? Dr. Christopher Hamner prompts teachers to discuss the purpose of a memorial by comparing two designs that commemorate Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

FDR Memorial: Part II

Size, place, and space. The physical features of memorials help visitors develop interpretations. In this clip, teachers discuss the attributes of the original FDR memorial and compare it to those of other prominent national figures.

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