It’s Friday, January 16, 2015, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!
FDR Library and Museum Virtual Tour
Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)
This website not only provides visitors a virtual tour through the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, but it also offers wonderful educational opportunities to learn about the 32nd President of the United States, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.
When arriving at the link, click the “Launch Now” button on the screen. There are multiple ways to explore the museum. You may use the “Back” and “Next” arrows to work through the slides, or you could expand the “Explore the Museum” button at the top right then choose your destination or you could use the map in the bottom right corner to select a location. You can also access the site map from the “Explore the Museum” button which provides a great way to reach the topic of interest quickly. Location galleries include:
- Museum Lobby
- America, 1932: A Nation in Fear
- The Promise of Change
- Foundations of a Public Life
- A New Deal
- FDR’s “Act of Faith”
- War! (upper level)
- War! (lower level)
- Oval Office Desk/FDR’s Death
- First Lady of the World
- Behind the Scenes
Each gallery provides a 360° tour that you can use your mouse to navigate around and examine. Some galleries include close-ups of artifacts, documents, as well as additional resource information, audios, and teachable moments. The teachable moments include brief video segments. Each gallery includes informational text beneath the presentation.
This website is an excellent resource for your history studies and a wonderful insight into the life and world of Franklin D. Roosevelt.