Franklin D. Roosevelt Printables

Activities for Learning About the 32nd President

President Franklin Roosevelt Printables
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, is widely considered to have been one of its greatest. Franklin Roosevelt, also known as FDR, was the only president to serve four terms. After his presidency, laws were changed so that presidents were only allowed to serve two terms.

FDR became president during the Great Depression. While he was in office, he introduced many new bills designed to help alleviate the financial strain on the country. These bills were known collectively as the New Deal and included such programs as Social Security and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). He also instituted heavier taxes on the wealthy and a relief program for the unemployed. 

On Dec.7, 1941, after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Roosevelt directed the organization of the nation's manpower and resources as the United States entered World War II. President Roosevelt also devoted much of his time planning the United Nations.

Roosevelt, who was married to distant cousin Eleanor (niece of Teddy Roosevelt), died in office from a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945, only a month before the Allied victory over the Nazis in May and a few months before Japan surrendered in August 1945.

Help your students learn about this important president and his many accomplishments with these free printable activity pages and worksheets.

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FDR Vocabulary Study Sheet

Franklin D. Roosevelt Vocabulary Study Sheet. Beverly Hernandez

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FDR's time in office introduced the country to many terms that are still important today. Help your students learn these words with this Roosevelt vocabulary work sheet. 

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FDR Vocabulary Matching Work Sheet

Franklin D. Roosevelt Vocabulary Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

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Use this vocabulary worksheet to see how well your students remember the important terms related to FDR's administration, such as World War II, democrat, polio, and fireside chats. Students should use the internet or a book about Roosevelt or World War II to define each term in the word bank and match it to its correct definition

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Wordsearch

Franklin D. Roosevelt Wordsearch. Beverly Hernandez

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Let your students review the terms related to the Roosevelt administration with this word search. Each of the FDR-related terms in the word bank can be found among the jumbled letters in the puzzle.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Crossword Puzzle

Franklin D. Roosevelt Crossword Puzzle. Beverly Hernandez

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In this activity, your students will test their understanding of  Roosevelt and his administration with a fun crossword puzzle. Use the clues to correctly fill in the puzzle. If your students have trouble remembering any of the terms, they can refer to their completed Roosevelt vocabulary worksheet for help.

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FDR Challenge Worksheet

Franklin D. Roosevelt Challenge Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

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Students will test their knowledge of terms related to FDR with this Franklin D. Roosevelt multiple choice activity. For each description, students will choose the correct term from four multiple choice options.​

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Alphabet Activity

Franklin D. Roosevelt Alphabet Activity. Beverly Hernandez

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Students can use this activity to review their knowledge of FDR and the history surrounding his time in office while honing their alphabetizing skills. They should write each term from the word bank in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Coloring Page

Franklin D. Roosevelt Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

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Use this coloring page depicting FDR as a just-for-fun activity to give younger students practice using their fine motor skills, or as a quiet activity during read-aloud time.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Coloring Page

First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

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Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most active and admired first ladies in U.S. history. She had her own radio program and a weekly newspaper column called “My Day,” which was her public diary. She also held weekly news conferences and traveled around the country giving speeches and visiting poor neighborhoods. Take the opportunity to discuss these facts about the first lady as students complete this coloring page.

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Radio in the White House Coloring Page

Radio in the White House Coloring Page
Radio in the White House Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

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In 1933, President Roosevelt began delivering regular updates to the American people via radio. The public came to know these informal addresses by FDR as "fireside chats." Give students a chance to learn about what was then a relatively new way for the president to talk to the citizens of the U.S. with this fun and interesting coloring page.

Updated by Kris Bales