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Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States and was the youngest individual to hold the office. But, do you know the incredible chain of events leading up to Roosevelt’s presidency? In this episode, follow along as we take you on Theodore Roosevelt’s ride to the presidency.
Theodore Roosevelt wrote this note to his wife in the register at the Tahawus Club. (Library Record 12889)
Michael Cronin with his surrey and team of Morgan carriage horses that were used to bring Theodore Roosevelt to the North Creek train station. c. 1901. (P020100)
Header Image: Theodore Roosevelt rowing a Rushton pleasure rowboat (P037392)
Read-aloud: Students can follow along while listening. Download a copy of the transcript here.
Vocabulary: Explore new words. Students listen to high-level vocabulary in context. Click here for the vocabulary page.
Explore more: The Library of Congress’ video collection of the Pan-American exposition videos to help provides further context to the night ride to the presidency.
For 1st grade: Listen to the episode as an extension of The President Social Studies Inquiry unit.
For 3rd grade: Listen to the episode as an extension of the Leadership and Government Social Studies Inquiry unit.
For 4th grade: Listen to the episode as an extension of the Government and Citizens Inquiry unit.
For a deeper understanding of how the three branches of government work, have students use the iCivics.org activities that relate to this podcast.
Higher grade level students may want to explore some topics in more depth.