Join Carol Cohen, local author and historian, for a look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, both personally and professionally though the lens of her possessions and the friendships she had with well-known people of her time. The presentation will be part portrayal, where you will briefly “meet “ Eleanor Roosevelt at her home in Val Kill. It will be part Power Point, where you will be introduced to Eleanor Roosevelt, the Human Rights activist and part participation while you take part in “inspecting” primary sources that were very much a part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal and professional life.
Carol Cohen is a member of the faculty of Lesley University Graduate School of Education where she teaches Social Studies Methods and Practicum Seminar. She holds three Massachusetts teaching certifications. Carol is an approved Massachusetts Professional Development Provider and offers workshops on Social Studies and Literacy as well as Tours for Educators. Carol is a published historian and playwright having authored such pieces as the Oregon Trail Jackdaw for Golden Owl Publishing and “Dare to Dream – An Immigration Story” for History Makers Publishing. With her educational consulting company, Now Voyager Education, she presents in school field trips to elementary and middle school children throughout New England, New York and New Jersey. Carol’s working on a book called “Begin with a Box."