Submit a Freedom Project Now
To submit a completed freedom project, format in PDF for text and pictures (3-4 pages). If published to YouTube, TeacherTube, or Vimeo just send link. If you need assistance please go to our Freedom Projects page for more information.
Our hope is that teachers will enjoy this site as a resource for developing creative curriculum by providing overall frameworks that challenge students to think critically about the concept of freedom. Because we respect teachers' judgment, the ideas and approaches will not be prescribed in minute details. Teachers are in the best position to fill in the details because they know their students' backgrounds and needs.
The History of 4 Freedoms
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech to Congress in 1941 called "The Four Freedoms." That was just before the United States entered World War II. President Roosevelt said in his Four Freedoms speech, "Enduring peace cannot be bought at the expense of other people's freedom."
This is a site created primarily to support elementary-level (Kindergarten-6th grade) teachers in creating and implementing freedom projects with their students. Other adult professionals and children are also welcome to adapt the ideas to their own settings, such as after-school clubs, camps, or scout organizations.
The web-site will serve as a clearinghouse so that others may adapt the projects to work in their own settings. The projects can vary widely, by focusing at the grass roots level locally or by reaching out to children on an international level, outside one’s own culture.
Even though FDR and Rockwell, who were Americans, created and inspired the noble ideas and paintings of the 4 freedoms, this website is for ALL cultures, for all people committed to educating children about the meaning of freedom.
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