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FDR and Polio

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 7/28/2008

When Franklin Roosevelt contracted polio in 1921, at age thirty-nine, it inspired his interest in medical philanthropy. Students will learn about his efforts in the fight against polio including the founding of the Warm Springs Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia and the Birthday Ball fundraisers that later became the March of Dimes philanthropy. FDR and Polio is part of the online exhibition, Whatever Happened to Polio?


National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies

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