The Play's the Thing
Unlike most families in the 21st century, FDR's family plans to spend their evening in Act 1, Scene 1, reading the play "Julius Caesar." Create a list of 10 activities that a family could enjoy together in the evening that does not involve any electronic devices.
For extra credit, have your family participate in one of the activities and write a description of how a non-electronic interactive evening affected the family's interactions and communication.
Based on the descriptions of the sets in the script, create an illustration of one of the play's three settings. This activity may also be completed as a shoebox diorama, if time and materials allow.
FDR spends a lot of time dictating letters to Missy. Missy, like most secretaries of her day, probably wrote in shorthand, a type of abbreviated language. Develop your own system of shorthand and have...
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