The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Fun Activities

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Pretend you are Eleanor, and write a brief journal entry about an event in the book.


Write a letter from Franklin to Eleanor, expressing your appreciation of her contributions to his career.

Research Project

Briefly research the Roosevelt family and summarize your findings in 10-15 bullet points.


Draw a family tree of the Roosevelt family, being sure to include Theodore Roosevelt.

Author Research

Have students research Tommy, Eleanor's secretary, and ask them to write a short, one-page biography about him.


Break up into groups of 3-4 students. Based on Eleanor's descriptions, draw pictures of the various residences in the book and share them with the rest of the class.


Make a scrapbook of Eleanor's lifelong journey. Be sure to include photographs, letters, and any other memorabilia you think may apply to the situation.


Have students survey teachers and students at their school...

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