Friday, March 6, 2015

Report: Eleanor Roosevelt

I did a school biography report and presentation on Eleanor Roosevelt. What I really liked about Eleanor Roosevelt is that I hope when I'm president I have someone to help me like she helped her husband.

Check out the full report and practice video below:

• Eleanor was born in New York City on October 11, 1884.
• She was the niece of Theodore Roosevelt.
• Her mother died in 1892.
• Her father died in 1894, when she was just 10.
• Eleanor was sent to school in England when she was a teenager—an experience that helped draw her out of her shell.
• She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1905.
• The couple had six children: Anna, James, Franklin (who died as an infant), Elliott, Franklin Jr.  John.
• Her husband died on April 12, 1945.

• She was U.S. First Lady. When her husband suffered a polio attack in 1921, Eleanor stepped forward to help Franklin with his political career.
• She gave press conferences and spoke out for human rights, children's causes and women's issues, working on behalf of the League of Women Voters. She even had her own newspaper column, "My Day." She also focused on helping the country's poor, stood against racial discrimination and, during World War II, traveled abroad to visit U.S. troops.
• From 1945 to 1953, Eleanor served as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly.
She also became chair of the UN's Human Rights Commission. As a member of the Human Rights Commission, she helped to write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—an effort that she considered to be her greatest achievement.
• Outside of her political work, Eleanor wrote several books about her life and experiences, including This Is My Story (1937), This I Remember (1949), On My Own (1958) and Autobiography (1961). She made a return to public service the same year her autobiography was published (1961).
• President John F. Kennedy made her a delegate to the United Nations. President Kennedy also appointed Eleanor chair of the Commission on the Status of Women.

• Eleanor dramatically changed the role of the first lady. Not content to stay in the background and handle domestic matters, she showed the world that the first lady was an important part of American politics.
• She focused on helping the country's poor, stood against racial discrimination and, during World War II, traveled abroad to visit U.S. troops.
• Eleanor was heavily praised by some but she was criticized by others.
• Today, she is regarded by as a leader of women's and civil rights, as well as one of the first public officials to publicize important issues through the mass media.

• She was U.S. First Lady, writer, humanitarian and chair of the Commission on the Status of Women!
• She was a revolutionary first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most outspoken women to live in the White House. While she's had her share of critics, most agree that she was a great humanitarian who dedicated much of her life to fighting for political and social change.
• In 1905, Eleanor married her distant cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Eleanor died of cancer on November 7, 1962, at the age of 78.

Eleanor Roosevelt . American Experience . WGBH  PBS
Eleanor Roosevelt - Biography - Diplomat, U.S. First Lady -
Eleanor Roosevelt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


  1. You did some an excellent job gathering information from your sources and formatting it with pictures into a deck and verbal presentation. I was very impressed.

  2. On our trip to D.C. we got to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and Andrea got to hold Eleanor Roosevelt's hand and sit on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's lap.


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