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1 Eleanor Roosevelt by Karen McAuley
Report by Mrs. Baker

2 Official Birth Announcement Father: Elliot Roosevelt
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Born this 11th day of October, 1884 To Father: Elliot Roosevelt Mother: Anna Livingston Hall Roosevelt In New York City, NY Eleanor’s childhood was an unhappy one. Her mother was very beautiful and she wanted her child to be pretty too. Eleanor had big buck teeth and she was often called “Granny” by her mother. This made her feel very ugly and unwanted.

3 Newspaper article Extra! Extra!
Eleanor Roosevelt helps to pass The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ! On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady of the White House, was one of the delegates to help bring this declaration into law. The Declaration will be used by the United Nations to help establish human rights for all people in all nations. The Declaration arose directly from the results of WWII, and consists of 30 articles, the first one being: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood..” As countries choose to follow the Declaration, Eleanor Roosevelt hopes that we can prevent another world war, and give people hope for a better future.

4 Eleanor Roosevelt Determined Compassionate Lonely Persistent Generous
Eleanor is determined because she set her mind to get the Declaration of Human Rights passed and it was! Eleanor is compassionate because she cared for the needs of the less fortunate. Lonely Persistent Eleanor is persistent because she supported her husband and helped him to get strong enough to be elected president! Eleanor was a lonely child and was teased constantly about her plain looks. Generous Brave Eleanor was a brave person because she wasn’t afraid to go to the places of war to encourage the soldiers. Eleanor is generous because she gave of herself to the poor and homeless people around her.

5 The New York Times Thursday, November 8, 1962 Obituaries
Mrs. Roosevelt Dies at 78 After Illness of Six Weeks Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt died last night. The former First Lady, famous as the wife and widow of the 32d President of the United States and an international figure in her own right, died at 6:15 P.M. in her home at East 74th Street. She was 78 years old. The woman who was a noted humanitarian, author and columnist, delegate to the United Nations and active force in the Democratic party was mourned by people over the world. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt was more involved in the minds and hearts and aspirations of people than any other First Lady in history. By the end of her life she was one of the most esteemed women in the world. During her 12 years in the White House she was sometimes laughed at and sometimes bitterly resented. But during her last years she became the object of almost universal respect. Again and again, she was voted "the world's most admired woman" in international polls. When she entered the halls of the United Nations, representatives from all countries rose to honor her. She had become not only  the wife and widow of a towering President but a noble personality in herself. Mrs. Roosevelt is survived by her five children: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Halstad, James Roosevelt, Elliot Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr., & John Aspinwall Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt will be buried next to former president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in Hyde Park, New York.

6 Giving of herself to the people of her country and of the world!
First Lady of the World Presented to Eleanor Roosevelt For Giving of herself to the people of her country and of the world! December 10, United Nations General Assembly

7 Dear Paula, November 4, 2011 I hope this letter finds you doing well. I have been studying about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, and it made me think of you. Eleanor was a very strong woman who faced a lot of obstacles in her life, as I know you have. I so admired how she stayed by her husband’s side in the midst of his illness. She stayed strong and even helped him to become one of the best presidents this country has ever seen. She taught me about perseverance and growing through difficulties. Maybe you should read up about her ~ I know she will also inspire you to stay strong as you and Brian serve overseas, helping the less fortunate. With much love, Beth

8 Dear Mrs. Roosevelt, November 4, 2011
My class has been discussing what it means to be a hero or a celebrity. I think that you represent a hero. A hero is someone who is willing to take a risk for the good of someone else, which you definitely did when you stepped out of your comfort zone and stood up for your husband when others thought he should just retire. You encouraged him and pushed him to stay strong in his illness, rather than let him give up. Celebrities choose to do things based on what is popular, or what is in their best interest, and you definitely did not do that. When most women from your class were having social parties, you chose to go out into the streets to work with the poor people. You wanted to be with them and didn’t think you were better than them. I truly admire you for that! I also think a hero stands up for what is right, and you did this when you refused to renew your membership with the DAR because they would not let an African American singer participate in their ceremony. Overall, I think that you chose a life of giving up your own personal desires so that others could have a better life, and to me, that is what a hero is. Sincerely, Mrs. Beth Baker


10 Memorabilia #1 Eleanor Roosevelt was very close to her father, who died when she was only 8 years old. She kept his letters until her death, which spoke often of his encouragement to her to do her duty. These letters represents his letters to her, and this picture shows Eleanor with her father before he was taken ill.

11 Eleanor at Allenswood School -1900 Eleanor’s School Portrait-1898
Memorabilia #2 Eleanor at Allenswood School -1900 Eleanor’s School Portrait-1898 Eleanor Roosevelt would treasure her school pictures because it was here at Allenswood Finishing School in London, England, that she became more confident and began to think for herself.

12 Memorabilia #3 Freedom! Equality!!
Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental in helping write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is a copy of what the declaration looks like in two different languages.

13 Resources The Language of Literature by McDougall Littell, Pages 87-97
Eleanor Roosevelt by Karen McAuley Eleanor Roosevelt Google images

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