The Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum offers multimedia resources to teachers, students and the general public to enhance understanding the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Center is named for Pare Lorentz, a pioneering documentary film maker, who worked for Roosevelt's New Deal producing classic documentary films describing environmental and social problems in the 1930s and 1940s.
|Day by Day Online A teaching and researcher timeline that consolidates the daily diaries and calendars of FDR that were maintained in scattered sources by his various secretaries and the White House Usher’s Office. Original photos, film, documents, and audio give added value.|
|Video Curriculum Guides Free to Teachers. Pare Lorentz’s own films and other public domain archival footage edited into short (6-10 minute) film segments that enhance student understanding of collections of archival documents, study questions, and other on-line teacher resources from the FDR Library archive. NEW|
|Video Conferencing Workshops Workshops to Raise Student Performance in Social Studies. Specialized film-based workshops for students and professional development seminars for teachers on the use of film in the classroom. NEW|
|YouTube The Pare Lorentz Center maintains the Roosevelt Library's YouTube Channel posting both historical motion pictures and original multimedia projects produced by the Center for Education and Museum programs, and all in a web-friendly video format.|