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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    National Historic Site New York

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

    What Are Human Rights?

    What Are Human Rights?

    Our NEW 5th Grade program immerses students in Eleanor Roosevelt's legacy and her work with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Learning about Eleanor Roosevelt allows children to explore the story behind the UDHR. This is a 5th Grade Core Curriculum-based program.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

    "Where Do Human Rights Begin? In Small Places Close to Home."

    "Where, after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination........" - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

    "Eleanor Roosevelt: An American Hero"

    As a delegate to the United Nations, as well as through her role as First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt worked to protect the rights of individuals and to promote the common good. This unit of study will engage students in exploring primary documents, reading and analyzing literature, utilizing Internet resources, and visiting the Wallace Center and Val-Kill.

Did You Know?

Franklin and Eleanor

Eleanor Roosevelt's birth name is Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. She was the fifth cousin of Franklin and the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt.