Daily Lessons for Teaching No Ordinary Time

Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)


Chapter 1

Franklin Roosevelt was paralyzed from the waist down and needed the help of a valet for basic daily functions. The objective of this lesson is to understand paralysis and dependence on others.


Lead the class in a discussion about paralysis. Begin with a definition and ask the students for their objectives on the topic. Are the students familiar with the story of Roosevelt's paralysis? Most people believe it stemmed from polio but there are more recent health experts who believe he may have contracted Guillain-Barre syndrome. Have the students research both diseases to understand the devastating effects of both of them.

Ask the students to offer any experiences they may have had with a paralyzed person. Did the paralysis alter the students' opinions of the paralyzed person? Do they view paralyzed people differently when they see them in public? Ask someone from a health...

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