Lesson Plans Carter, Rosalynn


Carter, Rosalynn
From Hero to Politician
Jimmy Carter is not the only military man who has sought the Presidency.  In the late 20th century alone, a number of men have successfully moved from military service to public service, either as President of the United States or as a Member of Congress.
Skill: Elementary School     Category: Law, Politics and Govt

Carter, Rosalynn
Every Child By Two: Early Childhood Immunizations
One of the programs about which Rosalynn Carter cared deeply is Every Child by Two.  This is a program, developed by Rosalynn and Betty Bumpers, wife of the former U.S. Senator from Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, that promotes the timely immunization of young children.  Its goal is for every child in the United States to be immunized against childhood diseases before they turn two years old.
Skill: Elementary School     Category: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech

Carter, Rosalynn
Dedicated to Peace
Seals are often used to explain the purpose or characteristics of an organization.  However, instead of using words to create the descriptions, they use pictures or symbolic drawings.  The Carter Center for Peace works in many ways toward the ultimate goal of peace in all its manifestations.  Although the Peace Center has a logo, it does not have a seal.
Skill: Elementary School     Category: First Ladies' Lives

Carter, Rosalynn
Housing a Nation: Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an organization that assists low income families in securing a house through sweat equity, volunteer work, and low-interest loans.  Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have been active participants in Habitat for Humanity for years.
Skill: Elementary School     Category: Religion, Social Issues and Reform

Carter, Rosalynn
It's More Than a Two-Party System!
Independent and third party candidates have influenced numerous elections, including the election of 1980 that Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan.  Some candidates “outside” of the two-party system of Republicans and Democrats have had more clout than others.  John Anderson, who ran as an Independent in 1980, did not make too much difference in that election, but Ross Perot, who ran as a Reform Party candidate in the election of 1996 did take a significant number of votes away from the major candidates.
Skill: Middle School     Category: Law, Politics and Govt

Carter, Rosalynn
Sonar, Radar, and Other Ways to Find Where You Are
Submarines use sonar in order to navigate underwater hazards such as submerged mountains and reefs as well as to detect and locate other submarines.  As a submariner educated at the United States Naval Academy, Jimmy Carter became expert in the use and interpretation of sonar data—just as pilots and others become skilled in the use of radar.
Skill: Middle School     Category: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech

Carter, Rosalynn
Nuts to You!
Jimmy Carter left the Navy to return to Plains, Ga., to operate the family’s business and peanut farm.  There is much involved in getting a peanut from the ground to the can of roasted peanuts in the store.
Skill: Middle School     Category: Economics, Discovery and Daily Life

Carter, Rosalynn
The Living Ideals of the Carter Center for Peace
The Carter Center for Peace is much more than Jimmy Carter’s presidential library.  Because of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s wide-ranging interests, the Center is involved in numerous activities of national and international scope.
Skill: Middle School     Category: Religion, Social Issues and Reform

Carter, Rosalynn
The Anatomy of a Crisis
The Iran Hostage Crisis had an enormous impact on the election of 1980.  In fact, many political analysts have asserted that it was perhaps the primary reason that Jimmy Carter lost the election.  It was also one of the first acts of international terrorism against the United States by a Middle Eastern country.
Skill: High School/College     Category: Law, Politics and Govt

Carter, Rosalynn
Beyond the Five and Dime: The Growth of K-Mart and Wal-Mart
K-Mart and Wal-Mart are staples of many American towns.  The development of these new variety stores has changed the retail landscape of America.  This is especially true of the time period beginning in the 1970s and continues to this day. 
Skill: High School/College     Category: Economics, Discovery and Daily Life

Carter, Rosalynn
Rural Poverty: The Depression in the South
Both Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, as children, grew up in the South during the leanest years of the Great Depression.  Attention is often centered on the business and banking aspects of the Depression years; however, another side of the story is the issue of rural poverty.
Skill: High School/College     Category: Religion, Social Issues and Reform

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