The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Blanche Wiesen Cook
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 114 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Chapters 1-2

• Eleanor introduced her maternal grandparents, the Halls.

• Eleanor's mother, Anna Hall, married Elliott Roosevelt, who began drinking heavily and entered a sanitarium in 1890.

• Anna Hall died in 1892 and Eleanor and her siblings went to live with their grandmother Hall.

• Eleanor was often taken by family members to perform charitable acts, and this was ingrained in her memory.

• Eleanor's brother died from scarlet fever in 1894.

• The children spent summers in Tivoli, on the Hudson River, and the remainder of the time in New York City.

• At 15, Eleanor went to live in England at a boarding school and in Paris.

• At the end of the school year, Eleanor returned to New York City.

Chapters 3-4

• Eleanor was 18 years old and graduated from school.

• She returned to New York and worked with the Junior League and at a settlement house.

• At age 19, she accepted Franklin Roosevelt's proposal of marriage...

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